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I am going to El Salvador over my Christmas break to learn about the culture, hopes, and struggles of the Salvadoran people.

Hi Friends!!

From January 2-15, I will be traveling to El Salvador with a group of my fellow students participating in Fordham University's Global Outreach Program. I am currently in my senior year at Fordham University and I am very much looking forward to this unusual, yet exciting, experience.

Global Outreach (or GO!) is built on the pillars of community, spirituality, social justice, and simple living. GO! is an organization at Fordham that sends students on social justice and learning immersion projects both in the United States and around the world. The goal of this program is to help students learn about the issues of poverty and injustice in our global society.

This project offers an opportunity to examine the socio-political realities of El Salvador. I will learn about the Salvadorian Civil War through visiting and working with various community organizations where the impact of the war continues. My work with the most impoverished people of the country will include working at a Soy Cooperative, painting classrooms in a nursery, visiting an orphanage, and participating in a two-day rural home stay.

GO! El Salvador exposes students to both the struggles and the inspiring hope of the Salvadorian people.

During my time at Fordham, Jesuit ideals have become a very important part of my life and my spirituality. El Salvador has a strong Catholic tradition, which many associate with the Jesuit martyrs who made the ultimate sacrifice 30 years ago. My El Salvador experience will not only be framed by the spirit of the Salvadorian people, but also by the work and ideals the Jesuits have established in this nation.

Your financial support would be greatly appreciated as I prepare for my travels. Any donation you are able to afford would be most welcome. The money that I am raising will go specifically toward my travel and lodging during the trip, as well as meals.

To make a donation you can either: donate through this web page – see the box in the upper right corner – the amount can be changed to whatever you feel is a suitable donation- or you can send a check directly to the GO! office at Fordham University on behalf of me.

My fundraising deadline is November 28th.

Thank you for your generosity and support!

PS: If you would prefer to write a check (made out to Global Outreach with my name in the memo), they address is:
Global Outreach
c/o Campus Ministry
Fordham University
441 East Fordham Rd.
Bronx, NY 10458
**All donations are tax deductible. If you would like a receipt, please include a note in the envelope.
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