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Unforgettable experiences in Bolivia

At the end of July 2018, 16 GF apprentices travelled to Bolivia for a development project week. There they worked with local pupils and young people. The apprentices shared their experiences in the Bolivia blog.

During the summer holidays, 16 apprentices of GF travelled to Bolivia for a development project week at the end of July. They had the opportunity to get in touch with young local people and visited rural villages, which benefit from a drinking water supply thanks to GF and Caritas Switzerland. The project week is an initiative of GF to mark 100 years of apprenticeship within the company and was organized by the GF Clean Water Foundation. The thorough preparation of the 16 apprentices included Spanish classes and a weekend in the Swiss mountains. 

In Bolivia, they helped in a variety of ways. For example, they brightened up the village square of Caracato together with the local population and worked in a night shelter for young women in El Alto. 

A warm welcome

The citizens of the small village Ocuire warmly welcomed the guests from Switzerland and naturally invited them to a joint dancing ritual:

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