Our work in Bolivia focuses on food security, nutrition, livelihoods, education, sexual and reproductive rights, and development in peri-urban areas. These projects have been recognised by both the Bolivian government and the local government of La Paz as contributing to overall development in Bolivia.
The Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB)
This year we completed the Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB), working with 3350 people over the age of 50 across Bolivia. We also contributed to the Shadow Report on the Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities, developed in consultation with organisations of people with disabilities and non-governmental organisations. This was submitted to the United Nations in September 2015.
Our International Citizen Service (ICS) programme
International Service is sad to announce the closing of the ICS programme in Bolivia, but it is with immense pride we celebrate the successes and achievements of our ICS programme in Bolivia over the last 4 years.
Our final UK ICS volunteers have returned home, and we are excited that the UK Department for International Development (DFID) will be supporting a final Bolivian volunteer only cohort from January to March to enable us to close our ICS projects effectively and work with our partners to explore future collaborations.