About Me

My name is Molly Clesen and I currently work as a teacher of students with visual impairments in Springfield Public Schools. I interned for 5 weeks this summer with the Manuela Gandarillas Center for the Blind in Cochabamba, Bolivia. This was an opportunity to empower and contribute to an amazing program in this local community by working with the clients to help them complete tasks independently, teaching lessons on writing, Braille, and other techniques, and participating in games and exercises to stimulate other senses. My goal has been to keep all supporters informed with up to date information about my fundraising efforts and experiences abroad. Even though I have returned, the center for the blind continues to need support. If you would like to donate to a very worthwhile cause, please click on the "Donate" button below. Thank you and any support you can provide is very appreciated. --Molly

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Thursday, March 31, 2011


Hey Everyone!

This is where I'll be keeping you updated on my fundraising progress and eventually, my weekly experiences in the beautiful country of Bolivia.  The estimated total cost for the trip is about $2800.  The breakdown is as follows:

$500  = Room and board and meals
$1600 = Airfare
$300 = Vaccinations
$130 = Traveler’s insurance
$200 = Essentials such as medicine, personal care items, laundry etc.
$135 = Bolivian Tourist Visa

Total = 2765

Anything you can provide would be greatly appreciated! Thanks and I look forward to taking this journey with you!

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