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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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Saturday, July 23, 2011

Sábado de Sol (Saturday of Sun)


Today, Sarah, the Luxembourger and I, went to the Palacio Portales.  There they had an exposition of Bolivian authors with their books in Spanish.  Not only was the garden of the mansion grounds beautiful (and historical :)) but meeting the authors and talking to them about their works was so interesting!  I ended up buying 5 books (which may have been an over indulgence, haha) and having them all sign them.  After spending the better part of 2 hours at the garden/palace, I walked home and enjoyed a salteña and Fanta.  This food is similar to an empanada but has more liquid in it and is a bit messier to eat.   Upon returning home, I found our family eating lunch so we discussed my experience in the morning and Lenny and I read outside in the sun together.  I then took a power nap for 2.5 hours to prepare for a fun evening of festejar-ing (celebrating) the bon voyage of Sarah and the birthday of Carolina (a Cochabambina).   It´s been an all in all relaxing day and I´m trying to decide whether I want to scale a mountain tomorrow or go clean up outside of the Cristo de la Concordia...I guess I can always clean another weekend :)  Well this has been the latest installment of Bold Babes in Bolivia.


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