Highlights of the Week

With the exception of a final half day of teaching nursing students at UNAN we usually complete our planned work for the week on Fridays. It has become our traditional to spend our last night in Matagalpa enjoying the food and ambiance of El Garaje. Run by a friendly Nicaraguan couple, this restaurant set in … Continue reading Highlights of the Week

Simon Says

We got home from Nicaragua Monday night. From earlier trips, I know that I process my experience on the flight home and during the first days back in La Crosse. This time, I found myself thinking about a game of Simon Says we played the first day we arrived in the Matagalpa area. We were … Continue reading Simon Says


This is the fifth summer that I have traveled to Nicaragua with the Global Partner’s education team. As in the past, we are doing workshops with high school students who teach in rural after-school programs called colectivos. The colectivos and the workshops for the students who teach them, are organized by our Nicaraguan partner, Rainbow Network. Rainbow Network … Continue reading Colectivos

We’ve arrived!

The June Nica team arrived in Managua last night. We are headed to Matagalpa to begin a full week of work…. training in the early detection and treatment of cervical cancer, teaching nursing and medical students at the local university (UNAN) and education workshops. We can’t wait to get started! Continue reading We’ve arrived!