CPF Partners with Fundación SOLYDES

Carmen Pampa Fund’s Board of Directors are excited to announce a restructuring of CPF’s work with the College, which includes a new cooperation agreement with the Fundación SOLYDES — a Bolivian nonprofit organization that will help us with oversight and reporting of our work in Carmen Pampa.  Going forward, in lieu of general funding, CPF…

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UAC-CP Graduate Named CPF Acting Executive Director

Dr. Claudia Cerruto, PhD

Carmen Pampa Fund reached a new historical milestone with the naming of Dr. Claudia Cerruto Noya, PhD, as Acting Executive Director of Carmen Pampa Fund in August 2022. She is the first Bolivian and the first UAC-CP graduate to hold this position. Claudia says she is honored to be able to serve the CPF and…

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UAC-CP Graduate Featured on Panel to Discuss Black Feminism in Bolivia

Black Feminism in Bolivia Event Flyer

Nenrry Vasquez, a graduate of the UAC-CP’s Education Department, will participate as a panelist in a discussion called “Black Feminism in Bolivia” on Wednesday, December 8th at 5pm Eastern on Zoom. Vasquez, who serves as the Director of Generational Gender and Social Justice for Bolivia’s Ministry of Education, will join two of her Afro-Boliviana colleagues…

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Pandemic Restrictions are a Catalyst for Practical Learning in Home Communities

Despite the unique challenges students have faced throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, faculty and students at the College have implemented innovative approaches to experiential education. Typically, during the spring semester all UAC-CP students participate in practicas, or applied learning experiences similar to internships. The practicas range from working at on-campus production facilities (e.g. coffee plant, organic…

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Sr. Damon Nolan Memorial Fund Established to Honor UAC-CP Founder

Sister Damon Nolan

Sister Damon Nolan, founder and first director of the College in Carmen Pampa, Bolivia, passed away on Saturday, June 5, 2021, in Boston, Massachusetts.  A true visionary, Sister Damon not only dared to dream of building a college in the rugged and underdeveloped Cordillera Mountain range of Bolivia, she made it happen. To recognize her…

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Virtual Apthapi Fundraiser

Carmen Pampa Fund invites you to watch our Virtual Apthapi fundraiser next week, Thursday, May 20th, at 7:45 p.m. Eastern / 6:45 p.m. Central. The official program, which will begin promptly at the top of the hour,  will feature special messages from students and staff at the College in Bolivia, as well as the presentation of the Spirit of Ayni…

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Education student makes UAC-CP history

Carmen Pampa Fund extends our congratulations to Yerson Martin Fernández for defending his thesis and receiving his degree in Education from the UAC-CP. In addition to his accolades, Yerson has also made history in Carmen Pampa as the first person with visual impairments to receive his degree from the College. Yerson’s thesis is titled, “Implementation…

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Working for the Greater Good: UAC-CP Graduate Responds to COVID-19

Ernesto Arinez has overcome a lot of obstacles in life, but he says his current fight for quality health care is one of the most challenging — both personally and professionally. The 2007 UAC-CP Nursing graduate recently left his beloved position as chief nurse of the ICU unit at German Busch Hospital in Trinidad, Bolivia,…

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Students & Faculty Adjust to Online Curriculum

UAC Student Studying from Home

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced schools and universities all over the world to use virtual platforms to accommodate online learning. The College in Carmen Pampa is no different. On March 13, three days after the first case of COVID-19 was detected in Bolivia, the government implemented a swift suspension of all in-person classes nationwide. Since…

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