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Fordham Univeristy's Global Outreach (GO) Ecuador!

Hi everyone!

So this is my final undergraduate year at Fordham and I will be participating in a Global Outreach project in Ecuador. The project will take place during Spring Break (3/11-3/18). The Global Outreach projects are a cultural immersion and service program where students learn about the various economic, cultural political, environmental injustices while living in a community that shapes spiritual growth. The project areas ranges from domestic to international. I've been wanting to do this project since last year because I'd like to learn about Ecuadorian culture and its people, but also to learn about the social injustices that exist within the community.

My GO Ecuador team consists of 10 students, one student leader, and 2 chaperones. We will all be working with the organization called Rostro de Cristo. Rostro de Cristo is an organization that brings volunteers groups from the U.S. to stay with them throughout the year, bringing them to neighbor visits, schools, and hospitals. Rostro de Cristo focuses on living in solidarity with the poor—rather than acting for the poor, it is important to act with them. Our group will live, cook, clean, and engage with the community to learn their stories. After we come back from Ecuador, we will continue to have team meetings to process and discuss our experience and hold an educational event on campus to share our experiences with the rest of the Fordham community. The most important aspect of this project is bringing awareness of the issues of social justice needed in these areas and to share what I've learned from my experience to others.

For more information on Rostro de Cristo, check out their website: www.rostrodecristo.org

As a team member, I have to fundraise $1200 for my individual cost to go on the project, and individual donations from friends and family constitute almost 90% of fundraising efforts. My goal is to aim for $900 by March 2nd. I am hoping that this fundraising website will make it easy and quick for you to donate to this project.
Any generous donation whether it be $1, $5 or $10 will make a difference in my funding and it will be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for visiting my fund raising website and your contribution! I hope to tell you about my experience in Ecuador once I return!

Best wishes,
Simran

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