Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Save the Children launches Video Chat in Bolivia with Infinite Family!

For the first time, Infinite Family is bringing its unique video technology and video conferencing expertise to Save the Children’s sponsored children in Oruro, Bolivia.  35 children there are seeing and speaking with their American sponsors via video conversation technology over the internet, providing a personal connection between sponsors and children that has not previously been possible.

Infinite Family pioneered face-to-face video mentoring using technology in 2006 and has continued to improve its capabilities so that the children and their sponsors have optimal connections during their weekly 30-minute video chats.  Save the Children is a world leader in creating educational and community development programs that support children growing up in very challenging circumstances.  They have been working with Infinite Family since early 2010 to design and develop a video conversation platform that meets Save the Children’s unique needs.

STC sponsors were trained in the technology over a two-week period and have been connected with their sponsored children since mid-May for their video chats. "I can't think of a better way to support Save the Children's mission than to create a personal bond with my sponsored child in this way," said one of the sponsors.

Founder and Executive Director Amy Stokes says, “We are thrilled to work with Save the Children to add the power of worldwide personal relationships as another way their committed sponsors can play an increasing role in helping the children they support financially.  And, we are excited to extend the reach of video mentoring to children in South America.”

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