We want to give kids from Bolivia the basic right to imagine a better life for themselves. We want them to create their own answer to, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” And we want that answer to be, “When I grow up, I can be anything.”

Every kid should get to dream. And every kid should have at least the basic tools they need to make those dreams come true. On any given day, when you ask a kid what they‘re going to be when they grow up, they could answer: a carpenter or a doctor. We want to build a world where our kids can be anything. Where there is no limit on their potential. The Foundation is all about tapping into, and realizing, the limitless potential in kids.

Breakfast Program

The Breakfast Program is based on a ten month school year in 24 villages of the Muñeca Province, Bolivia, in a remote and destitute area of the Bolivian Andes.

The program began with 150 children in a small community of Aucapata. The only meal available to them during their school time was toasted corn. The ability of these children to learn was adversely affected by hunger. The Breakfast Program was designed to provide a simple, but  highly nutritious breakfast, consisting of a daily cup of milk and cereal, bread, butter and fruit. Continue reading “Breakfast Program”

Dental Program

In 2003, we established the first fully equipped dental clinic in the Muñeca Province. We are currently serving a population of over 25,000 people who have never before had access to proper dental care.

Our clinics, staffed with highly trained professionals and state of the art equipment, treat hundreds of patients per month. The Dental Program provides dental care services year round in 15 villages of the Muñecas Province. It is the only service providing direct dental care for adults and children in these areas. Continue reading “Dental Program”

Art Program

The IMIF has started an art program for children in remote areas of the Bolivian Andes. This art project has been sponsored by the well known Nova Scotian artist Joy Laking.

The Bolivia Art Project is focused on a partnership with the Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes, the most important art school in Bolivia. The aim of the project is to develop a credit program for their senior students. The credit is earned by the selected students doing two months internship teaching art to children in remote rural schools in the Bolivian Andes. Continue reading “Art Program”

One Laptop Per Child

The One Laptop Per Child project connects classrooms from different parts of the world in order to promote communication and collaboration between students from diverse backgrounds.

In the same way that the breakfast and dental programs attend to the basic nutritional and healthcare needs of the children of Bolivia, this technology deployment aims to address their educational needs. Participating classrooms use specially designed XO laptops to work together on math, art and music projects as a means of transcending language and cultural barriers. Continue reading “One Laptop Per Child”