Game Changer

Game Changer: The garbage collector who spreads books

In Bogota, Colombia, there’s proof that one person’s trash is another one’s treasure.

Jose Alberto Gutierrez has been a hard-working garbage collector his entire life, but his real passion has always been for books.

So for the past twenty years, he’s taken the ones he finds in the trash and given them to needy children all over Colombia, so they too can experience the magic of reading.

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Rescuing disadvantaged kids in Colombia with dance

Marlene Hernandez is a self-described “dreambuilder.” She’s also a ballet benefactor in Bogota who’s using ballet to better the lives of the disadvantaged. She rescues children from distressed environments and teaches them the discipline of dance.

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