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Archive for the 'Childrens Charities' Category

Casa Alianza, Honduras

Friday, April 17th, 2009

I managed to ride into the Tegucigalpa and find Casa Alianza only stopping to ask directions once which I was pretty pleased about. When I got there Juan the director gave me an overview of the organisation’s programs with the help of Lucy (a Hungarian volunteer) translating. Casa Alianza have between 160-180 street children in […]

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Assistant ComputerTeacher

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

Mike who comes down to spend the North American winters in Guatemala brought down five laptops and has set up an after school class and a German girl who is here for seven weeks is teaching the class. So this week I have been helping out as I have been playing around with the idea […]

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Visiting Casa Alianza Guatemala

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Out of all the things that I have done so far visiting Casa Alianza was probably the most daunting. When I arrived they only spoke Spanish to me so I had no idea what they were saying and felt quite uncomfortable. Finally someone took me to the house of teenage mothers and luckily a Swiss […]

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Guatemala Casa Alianza Gone

Wednesday, February 11th, 2009

When I emailed Casa Alianza UK to find out about seeing one of their projects their reply is below. I am going to go and try and see them next week hopefully it will inspire people to donate so that it doesn’t close down in other countries. Dear Annette, We have been following you blog […]

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Red Ribbon

Wednesday, July 16th, 2008

I won best speech of the evening at my last toastmaster’s session. I gave my speech on my bike trip, how I am fundraising for Casa Alianza and stopping to visit some of their projects on my long route south. Casa Alianza works with 12,000 street children a year in Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Mexico. […]

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Out Funded

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

I contacted Chance UK , who I used to mentor for and was originally going to fundraise for, and they said that they are currently working with someone else who is fund raising for them by walking the Artic and the Sahara. You can’t really compete with that! So I will just fund raise for […]

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Start of Sponsorship

Friday, June 30th, 2006

I went to see Gracia the CEO of Chance UK today and we talked about the kids following the trip and sponsorship. Chance UK are going to try and line up press releases into the Islington local papers, the Evening Standard, a female magazine and Time Out. As well as a slot on either GMTV […]

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Still no Bike

Monday, June 12th, 2006

No exciting biking tales to tell today as the Tractor is still at the dealership. Apparently they are waiting for the carburettor manifold to be sent from the BMW supplier that they use. It is a pity as I won’t have my bike at my motorcycle maintenance class again on Wednesday. I did receive an […]

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Value of volunteering

Saturday, June 10th, 2006

Lying outside this morning trying to catch up on the work that I should have done yesterday, the doorbell rang and it was two women saying that they had been talking neighbours about the increased awareness of the effects of terrorism and asking me was I more scared now of it. To which I replied […]

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