photo by Anil Zia
Quilt made by ITOP - International Oasis Teen Program with years of
dedication from Jen Garcia, Jonna Laidlow, and many teen volunteers.
Arline Calderon Vasquez, photographer
Most of the children at the Nicaraguan home are war orphans. Many of them
are Miskito Indians, children from the East Coast of Nicaragua where Spanish is
hardly spoken. Some children come to Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos with no real
Hi Judy, here is the contact information for the group in Nicaragua
that received the quilts:
These folks were very happy and thankful
for the blanket/quilts
from More than Warmth and the 100 hundred dollar
donation sent by Karen
and Tomas Heikkala.
Padre William B Watson
originally funded the establishment of these
homes for abandoned
They have three locations, one for very young children and
where these quilts were donated,
in San Jorge, Rivas; one for
adolescents on the island of Ometepe;
and one in Managua for youth who go
on to university studies.
paz y amor, chuck and casta
Fundación Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos - Nicaragua
address: Casa Asis
Apdo. Postal 27
One winter day, the radio announced: "One hundred and
twenty-five people froze to death this
weekend in Afghanistan."
We began making quilts in
my classroom in 2001 because people were freezing,
thousands of Afghanis dying, as they have every year throughout almost three decades
of war. Here is was four years later, and it goes on...
That Monday, I spoke to a group of teenagers with Oasis International Teen
"125 people froze to death this weekend in Afghanistan."
corrected by a high school student:
"No, a thousand did," replied Anil.
""Thousands die every year," I said.
"No, I talked to
my cousin in Kabul, a thousand people died this weekend."
This past summer, Anil took the photo of the little girl at the
when he visited his family in Kabul. He delivered
for us. He graduated from High School this year. Thank you Anil.
Warmth is an
educational project for
students of all ages to learn about world cultures. It fosters understanding,
knowledge, and compassion between cultures through nonviolent, nonpolitical,
and nonreligious means.
humanitarian organization dedicated to the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan
http://www.damanga.org/ Promotes the human rights of the
people of Darfur, Sudan and elsewhere in the world
Free the Slaves is a nonprofit organization dedicated to
ending slavery around the world.
Ina May has been teaching nonviolence
with birthing techniques for decades.
We seek to
create a peaceful, just and sustainable world for future generations by
emphasizing our common humanity, promoting non-violence, and working to remove
the root causes of war.
government organization...In all fairness there is more than enough to go
Thank you to the TESOL conference of Tennessee, AmeriCorps of North
Carolina, and the Tennessee Arts
Commission /Value Plus teachers across Tennessee, for allowing me to speak and hold workshops at their
events this spring. Oasis staff and The National & Global Youth Service Day volunteers
at Hillsboro H.S.for making dozens of quilt tops, and working with hundreds of students!
We have made lots of beautiful
together, that will be sent around the world to many children in need.
But more importantly, we have learned to care more, to think more and
Students at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Princeton, NJ made quilts for
teacher and author Meg Cox
quilt carried by Afghans4tomorrow
Quilt made by Carla Musik-teacher and third graders at Cali Calmecac School, Windsor, CA for Iraqi
children. This quilt was presented from Peaceroots Alliance www.peaceroots.org
Kathy Kelly will be taking this quilt and others to Jordan to Iraqi refugees.
These are the flowers that grow in my yard. They bring us great
happiness, and I hope they bring you joy, too.
We think about you, & know who you are. Thank you for accepting these