A note from Maureen Orth (Colombia 1964-66)
We’re in the home stretch and hope you will share the pride. I am a former Colombia Peace Corps Volunteer living in Washington DC with a foundation in Medellin that provides laptops and teacher training and emphasizes technology, English and leadership in 21 schools with 8000 kids: MarinaOrthFoundation.org <http://marinaorthfoundation.o
rg/>. Two of our robotics teams, The Little Engineers, all girls 12-13, and Digiminds, 3 boys and 1 girl, ages 10-11, are about to have one of the most thrilling experiences of their short lives. They have won the robotics championship of Colombia sponsored by RoboRAVE and will be traveling to Albuquerque May 7 – 13 to represent Colombia and compete in the worldwide RoboRAVE competition. These kids beat some of the best public and private schools to have this chance and it is quite an accomplishment for them. They have never been in an airplane before and most have never traveled outside of Medellin.
Please click on our link below to see the video with these great kids, the real distance they have come and are about to travel. The Friends of Colombia and Albuquerque RPCVS have been loyal and supportive of the Marina Orth Foundation as has the NPCA. Now I’m reaching out to all of you because these kids would never have gotten to this point if we hadn’t all once shared the Peace Corps experience. Please help us across the finish line.
Will you help us?