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Please help Fordham students fund raise for a Global Outreach trip to Lima, Peru, and support social initiatives in the Lima community!

Very recently, I was given the honor of the opportunity to travel to Peru this coming January with one of the most esteemed organizations on Fordham University's campus, Global Outreach. Global Outreach, or GO!, as a whole, is a cultural immersion and service program that offers Fordham students the opportunity to learn about various issues of social, economic, political and environmental injustice. While living a simple lifestyle that fosters communal and spiritual growth, students create solidarity, learn about issues of poverty and injustice, and connect the local with the global. For more information about Fordham University's Global Outreach, go to www.fordham.edu/go

This upcoming January, I will be travelling to Peru. My project, GO! Peru, focuses on the collaboration we will have with Community Links, an organization based in Lima, that connects us with local NGO's, community leaders, local governments, families, friends, and other organizations at the grassroots, regional, and international levels in order to develop opportunities of encounter and solidarity among people from both hemispheres in the Americas. This project also has a strong emphasis placed on cultural exchange through the history and culture of Peru, as well as social immersion through constant contact with the members of the Lima community and home stays with Peruvian families. While we will most definitely working with Community Links, the actual service we will be doing is not set in stone, but will depend on the needs of the community. However, past groups have worked with orphanages and helped rebuild Churches and homes. We hope to do similar activities on our project. For more information about Community Links, go to http://www.commlinks.org/

The total cost of the project is $1,800, and each member of my project, which is 12 students (including myself) is responsible for funding the full amount, which covers food, travel, any building materials or work materials, accommodations, a donation to the work site, and more. Any donation that you could provide would lessen the cost and would be GREATLY appreciated.Literally any contribution goes a long way, whether you would like to sponsor me for one hour of the project (which would equal about $7) or a whole day of the project (which equals about $165.)

If you wish to send a donation by mail, please send it to:

Global Outreach
Fordham University
441 E. Fordham Road Bronx, NY 10458

 

And finally, if you have any questions, concerns, or wish to receive a form for a tax deduction if you wish to file for one, please do not hesitate to contact me:

Cristina Rodriguez--crodriguez3@fordham.edu

 

Thank you so much!

Cristina

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