30 Days of Trains!

24 Jan

Happy January 24th!

No time like the present to start a month of daily blogging about trains, right?

Well, to be totally honest I’m currently raising money for the train station of Paraguarí, the site where I’m serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Paraguay.  You can make a donation here, or pass the link on to friends who may be interested in this project: http://tinyurl.com/mollytrain

My hope is that with these 30 Days of Trains! blogs, people who had apprehensions about where they were donating money will better understand the reality of the project and the need for their support– and that at the end of daily entries it wont feel like just my community or my project, but something we’re doing together!

I will happily take requests or suggestions for topics to cover or stories to include.  I aim to please!

So, to kick off 30 Days of Trains! it’s worth mentioning that the train station recently had their official kick off (but they called it an inauguration).  

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The train station team, commission and neighbors were working incredibly hard to have everything prepped for Saturday morning.  Afterward they told me that they did more work in one week than they thought was possible in one year.

Governmental authorities came out for a ribbon cutting, the story made it into the print edition of one of the biggest national newspapers and the online version, which you can read here: http://www.abc.com.py/edicion-impresa/suplementos/gaceta-del-sur/nuevo-espacio-para-la-cultura-531081.html

There’s a lot of great things about this project, but one of the best is that there’s lots of hardworking Paraguayans involved in multiple capacities.  This project was in motion before I was here and will continue long after I’m gone!

Here’s to 30 Days of Trains!

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10 Responses to “30 Days of Trains!”

  1. Elizabeth Escobar January 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

    Awesome. I worked with the Train Station in San Salvador, Guaira. It’s been turned into a Cultural Center which includes a Library, Museum and learning enviornment for different art classes and fun events! Feel free to contact me if you would like to visit and I can put you in contact witht he members of the association who is in charge of the station. It was such a great project to work on as a Volunteer, I’m happy more volunteers get to experience that part of Paraguayan culture. elizabethescobart@gmail.com

  2. Molly January 27, 2013 at 2:19 pm #

    Awesome, Elizabeth! I’ll be contacting you shortly on email. Thanks for reading!

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