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Up Close bolivia is a family run community based volunteer programme that works alongide our local community in the beautiful semi rural villages of Mallasa and Jupapina, just 40 minutes away from the city centre of La Paz, but a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, surrounded by the beautiful red mountains. Volunteers can work in a variety of social community based projects and with local organisations such as the school, local tourism providers and the zoo to support the rights of the most marginalised grousp, especially children and indigneous women through support to the local children’s centre, after school clubs, english teaching, tourism support and to enhance the environment through art work (murals) and educational campaigns.

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  • Education & Literacy
  • Children & Youth
  • Community Development
  • Study Abroad
  • Teach English
  • Ecotourism
  • Animals
  • Sports & Recreation
  • Environment
  • Arts & Culture
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  • Bolivia
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Kirstin Auer

25 Aug 2017

Emma, Justa & Rolando are all simply wonderful. They welcomed our group of 7 art therapy students and 1 art therapist with open arms and provided the support we needed to accomplish the goals we had for ourselves, as well as those they had for us. They were incredibly helpful in orchestrating travel plans to and from the airport, and helped us to experience the culture of Bolivia by contacting tour companies for our excursions. I cannot say enough great things about Up Close!

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