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Two UWRF Alumni Volunteer at Bolivian Campus

Editor's Note: For more information about this news release contact: Sarah Mechtenberg (Bolivian Office), Carmen Pampa Fund, 1821 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN   55104,

SEPT. 3, 2008--Andrew Engel and Samuel Clair, 2008 University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduates, are volunteering at the Unidad Acad é mica Campesina de Carmen Pampa (UAC-CP). The UAC-CP is a college in rural Bolivia dedicated to providing higher education and leadership opportunities for indigenous youth.

Engel, a political science major from Plymouth, Minn., and Clair, a history major from Boyceville, are responsible for teaching English classes and managing the college's computer lab. Both men have made a yearlong commitment to work at the college. Engel writes about his experiences on his blog:  

The UAC-CP and UWRF have been collegiate partners since 2006. Through a grant to the Carmen Pampa Fund, the St. Paul, Minn.-based fundraising branch of the UAC-CP, UWRF organized the College's English as a Foreign Language program. UWRF has also helped to develop the UAC-CP's eco-tourism major.

The UAC-CP's mission is to generate social and economic change through community-centered education, research and extension projects. Recognized by the United Nations as an award-winning model for the eradication of poverty, the college educates young men and women in one of the poorest areas of South America.

Information about the College can be found on the Carmen Pampa Fund's website:


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