Wednesday, October 28, 2009

safe passage

Ela and I will be heading to Guatemala at the end of January to teach at Camino Seguro (Safe Passage School). This school was created to provide education, training, meals, healthcare and general support for the children and families that make their living scavenging in the enormous Guatemala City Dump. Over 500 of Guatemala’s poorest children and their 300 families receive integrated support through Camino Seguro. We will be going January 30th through Feb 8th. We will be collaborating with the school's teachers to provide classes that include movement, music and instrument making from recycled objects for curricular reinforcement. (I'm sure they will teach us alot about reuse and recycling!!!!)

Ela and I (and maybe you too) primarily work from shoe strings and pennies AND we also know that pennies can go so far in impoverished communities. Our hope is to raise enough funds each year to support a class of students through their graduation (1200/yr) as well as to develop a relationship with these students through the years through visits to the school and hosting students here.
If this interests you, we invite you to join the "Lelavision Community" sponsors in opening the world to a child through education.
Any amount will be welcomed. Below is a donate now link for use with credit card donations through PayPal.

If you would like tax credit, checks can be written to:
"Safe Passage" with "Lelavision Community" in the memo line.
Send checks to: Lelavision, 22608 111th Ave SW, Vashon, WA 98070.

We will present them to the school all together. If you are able to help us in this endeavor, you'll receive general information and pictures of the students you are sponsoring as well as footage of Lelavision's residency at the school.

If you want more info on the school go here:
This is the lastest newsletter:

Other Lelavision news:

We have just completed our premiere of "The Accumulation of Change" in Atlanta with Emory BioChemist, Dr David Lynn.
We will continue to develop this art science collaboration through 2010. We'll be presenting developing aspects of this work at Seattle's Northwest Film Forum (Jan) and the Chicago Humanities Festival (May).