Bolivia Industrial School


Located on the Amazon floodplains in the district of Beni in northeastern Bolivia, just 30 kilometers southeast of Guayaramerín, the Bolivia Industrial School (BIS), or Unidad Educativa Tecnical y Industrial de Richard Gates (UETIRG) as it is called in Spanish, is a Christian boarding high school that prepares students for gospel service through an education that balances academics with spiritual pursuits and training in practical labor. Founded through Gospel Ministries International, a non-profit organization that operates through extreme faith in God and the sacrifice of its volunteer staff, BIS charges no tuition for its services.

Bolivia Industrial School’s mission is to train young people to be responsible, diligent, hard-working individuals who love the Creator God with all their hearts and are passionate about sharing that love with everyone around them. With this goal in mind, students regularly participate in outreach and community service projects such as visiting residents at the nursing home, holding free health expos, and building houses for the poor and elderly.