School is Back and Preparations are ongoing

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Mother and daughter walking

School is back in session for most of the northern hemisphere and students and parents are getting use to the new routine, teachers, and subjects.  However in  Peru and Bolivia the academic school year is still in session and the new school year does not start until February and March of 2020.  Here at Umbrella Initiatives Foundation we are ramping […]

Time for healing and reforestation

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Over the past few weeks, the world’s attention has turned to the burning of the Amazon with a primary focus on Brazil which is home to over 60% of the primordial forest that serves as thermostat and lungs for the planet. However, the burning and loss of forest lands that have occurred in Brazil have also taken place in neighboring […]

Volunteer Leadership School

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Last January we launched the Inaugural Experiential Volunteer Leadership School in Tipon, Peru.  In addition to the hands-on work of the Backpack Project we added an afternoon leadership training school to provide opportunities for reflection, learning and growth for the volunteer. The additional training was added to further build on the experience and growth that volunteers have .  The Escuela […]