In mid-February SAR (Search and Rescue) Bolivia celebrated its 25th year in operation with a ceremony in Cochabamba. Mano a Mano was in attendance to congratulate SAR, which has been a great organization that we have worked closely with for many years.
Mano a Mano representative Blanca Velasquez presenting a gift to SAR Bolivia to celebrate their 25th anniversary
Here are just a few of the ways we have worked together over the years:
Skydiving Practice with the Mano a Mano Plane
Donating Supplies and Equipment from Mano a Mano to SAR
SAR Providing Support for Emergency Flights
Child with cleft pallet being transported by Mano a Mano for specialist treatment, with support from SAR
EMT Training Course to Improve Aviation Program
In February 2012, Mano a Mano, SAR Bolivia, and A Tu Lado collaborated on a training course to our staff and volunteers in the aviation program to improve their skills when transporting patients.
We are very happy for SAR Bolivia and proud of their accomplishment, and we look forward to continuing to work with them in the future!
Representatives from Mano a Mano (from left to right – Blanca Velasquez, Mano a Mano Bolivia Executive Director Jose Velasquez, and Mano a Mano Nuevo Mundo Project Director Ivo Velasquez) with Director of the Board for SAR Bolivia Dr. Fernando Zenzano (second from left)