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From:  Valerie Sutton
Date:  Fri Jul 13, 2001  2:47 pm
Subject:  SignWriting in Bolivia

SignWriting List
July 13, 2001

Miguel from Bolivia wrote:
>I hope one day I'll learn some SW to teach deaf here.

Miguel -
I found our old correspondence...It is posted below. In summary, you
requested materials for 15 students back in March, 2000. I responded
and explained that I didn't have the funds to send the materials
until Fall, 2000. But I offered to send you a packet of information
in April, 2000, with the hopes you would write to me about the
Bolivian teacher's response to the information. I then mailed you the
packet air mail on April 10, 2000...After that, you are right, we did
stop communicating. Did you ever receive the packet of information? I
never heard from you again (that I can find....).

Would you like the materials for the 15 students NOW? I will be happy
to send them to you in about 3 weeks time. I will need the specific
address, plus, I will need a Web Report #1 from you. You can fill it
out through email and return it to the SW List. I will post the Web
Report #1 to the List in the next message.

You are not forgotten, Miguel!

Val ;-)


From: "Miguel Villarreal"
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 16:48:59 -0400

Cochabamba , 30 de Marzo del 2000

Miguel A. Villarreal Camacho
Carachipampa Christian School / Centro Cristiano para Sordos

Valerie Sutton
SignWriting Literacy Project
Deaf Action Committee For SignWriting
P.O. Box 517
La Jolla, CA. 92038-0517, USA

Dear Valerie,
The teachers of the 6th grade, at the Centro Cristiano, in the city
of Cochabamba - Bolivia would like to participate in your SignWriting
Literacy Project. We are part of the Cochabamba School District.

Some of our teachers would like to introduce SignWriting to their students.

We agree, as a group, to complete three Web Reports in return for the
SignWriting materials and technical support you donate to us. We
understand that this letter and all three reports will become public
information and will be posted to the SignWriting List and posted on
the SignWriting Web Site. You have our full permission to use the
information as needed.

Please send SignWriting materials for ___6____number of teachers and
_____15_____number of students.

Thank you for considering us for your project.


Teacher Miguel A. Villarreal Camacho
Name of School Centro Cristiano Tecnico Vocacional para Sordos Vinto
Address Km 19 carretera antigua Vinto


Mrs Sutton:
My purpose is to have more information about this new experience for
my students.
Besides I'm workingon my thesys on School Administration and this
will help me on the project. Please let me know mora about the Sign

Thank you.


From Valerie two days later:

Hello Miky -
Thanks for your email message. I know that you sent an application to
join the SignWriting Literacy Project, but we cannot accept a new
school until the Fall, 2000.

However, I will be happy to send you information air mail, which you
can then show to the teachers in your school, and get their opinions.
Then, write again to tell me their response. If the teachers are
interested in using SignWriting, then we can start the process of
application. So it will take time.

So...I would like to send you the information air mail.

Is this your address?

Miguel A. Villarreal Camacho
Centro Cristiano Tecnico Vocacional para Sordos Vinto
Km 19 carretera antigua Vinto

Is there no zip code number for the city? It is very important to
give me the complete address, since the package costs money and I do
not want it to get lost ;-)

So please write again to confirm the address and I will send you the packet -

Thanks for your interest in SignWriting!

And please keep in touch -

Val ;-)


From: "Miguel Villarreal"
Subject: Thank you!
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 09:31:56 -0400

Thank You for your response.

Sorry I couldn't writte you back because we had very serious
problems with the government here we are unther Curfew, just because
we where asking for a better water service, wich we don't have.

Finally after 10 days of strike, !!!!! ; 0<, we are back!!
Thank you for your help. I'll need a document in orther to present -
attach on my thesys about what the world is doing helping Deaf people
to be involved in education, and this will help me. All this I' have
to translate into Spanish, because my mother tomge is Spanis, so
please excuse my spelling and all the grammar, I never learned ... I
just learned by "hearing".

Please send me your sugestion to this address:

Miguel Arturo Villarreal Camacho
c/o Carachipampa Christian School
Cajón 736
Cochabamba Bolivia

Thank you again. God bless you!


Val responded...

Hello Miky -

Thanks for writing! Sorry to hear about your curfew problems - I know
life is hard in Bolivia.

I must tell you...I made a mistake...I should have waited to hear
from you, but because I am so busy, I had your address in a pile with
others too...and I sent them all on the same day. So I sent an air
mail package to you to this address:

Miguel A. Villarreal Camacho
Centro Cristiano Tecnico
Vocacional para Sordos Vinto
Km 19 carretera antigua Vinto
Cochabamba, BOLIVIA

It is a different address than the one you tell me above - I am so
sorry! I hope you get it anyway!

And God Bless you too! ;-)

Good luck with your work -


Val ;->


Valerie Sutton


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