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FARA Clinic

FARA Clinic

  The best part of the second week was the developing sense of collegiality with the staff at both FARA clinic and at the municipal hospital. It was incredibly fun to go on rounds with the physicians and share radiology cases both informally at the view box and on Mark’s computer.     Janet gave … Continue reading

A Remarkable Transformation

By Owen Johnson. I was with Chris and Chloe Stauffer, the videography team Tuesday. We started at Fara Clinic and interviewed staff and some patients. Marcella, the clinic manager and our main contact for the Fara Foundation was very helpful. After Fara Clinic we toured Matagalpa, a city of about 100,000. Our guide/translator is a … Continue reading

Nueva Santa Celia

Friday, June 27 Today we went to visit Nueva Santa Celia.  For many of us, myself included, this was the first time we visited the community.  We stopped first to check in with the community of Los Pinos (The Pines), also sponsored by the Rainbow Network, that is in construction.  They were building 25 new … Continue reading

Privileged to be there

Privileged to be there

Thursday, June 26 After a busy couple days, we got to sleep in a bit this morning. Around 8:15 a large group of us left the hotel to tour the regional public hospital in Matagalpa. Pediatric surgeon Dr. Oswaldo Ochoa showed us the inpatient units, emergency room, PICU, and NICU. I was shocked to see … Continue reading

Day 2 at Las Nubes

Day 2 at Las Nubes

june 25 As we bounced around in the back of our vehicle at 7:30am, we knew we had a head start compared to yesterday.  Community projects always flow a bit smoother on Day 2!! Today, villagers began passing through our health assessment stations moments after we completed set-up.  A 94 year old man with very … Continue reading

Las Nubes

Las Nubes

by Andrew After a heavy night of rainfall nearly cancelled our day trip to Las Nubes, we trekked 2 hours through the forests of northern Nicaragua on roads not more than cobblestone trails to the community. A four-car caravan of 20ish people made it over a nearly washed out bridge and through a few large … Continue reading

Down Time

Down Time

by Kate Ebert Saturday June 21st: The group that is staying for both weeks took the weekend off of work to explore more of Nicaragua. We packed up after breakfast and jumped in the car to head to El Chile to tour the women’s co op where they make bags and woven goods. It was very … Continue reading

My take away this week…

My take away this week…

I’ve been working with a great group of educators this week. My component is showing how to use the natural resources in the classroom. These photos show students working with blocks to solve architectural concepts. In addition I am introducing mathematics in the form of fractions and geometry. My take away this week (even though it … Continue reading

Wednesday Community Development

On Wednesday the Community Development Team returned to Nuevo Santa Celia for a meeting with the community coordinators some are pictured here. On the left is Karla the Education Coordinator; Lidia, Community Coordinator, her son Westy and Xiomarra, Health Coordinator with her daughter. The team asked follow up questions from the interviews completed in each … Continue reading