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
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!
By Terri Connell, Ultrasonographer Today I finished my five day work week at Fara Clinic. This is my second trip to Nicaragua to help teach vascular ultrasound. My goal this year was to help Dr. Freddy (Fara Clinic) to become more proficient with his diagnosis and treatment of venous disease using ultrasound. We had a very busy … Continue reading A Successful Trip!
By Francie Johnson I’ve never done a blog and this is my first trip to Nica! Today started off with rain. After breakfast, the education/sewing group headed for San Ramon. We saw a Rainbow Network Facility which is a clinic and education offices. Some went on a tour of the lovely town. Others met with … Continue reading Two Firsts!
by Donna Benden & Terry Visner Hello from the education team in Nicaragua. We have been having a fabulous time selecting 250 books to set up our third library. The new library is located in a rural community of 500 people in Piedra de Agua. We can all take a lesson from the members of … Continue reading New Library is Underway!
By Dana Benden It is always a relief to leave an expected March Wisconsin snowstorm on the way to sunny Nicaragua. It is even better to be back working with our wonderful Nicaraguan friends and colleagues. Dra. Flavia greeted me at the door with a hug and Bienvenidos a mi hermana! The welcoming of our … Continue reading It’s great to be back!
by Sheila Riley Travels have been smooth so far. We should be in Managua in just a few short hours. Our team of 12 is looking forward to a busy and rewarding week. Continue reading Nica Team is on its way!
Join Global Partners in wishing the Nicaragua March volunteers safe travels as they prepare for their adventure starting this Sunday, March 12th! These photos are from the packing night, where the team packs ALL the supplies they will be bringing to Nicaragua. This team will focus on… Cervical cancer early detection and treatment training Ultrasound … Continue reading Nicaragua Packing Night
By Rachel Albrecht (Miller) The power went back on last night around 8pm so after a good dinner, we were able to spend some time hanging out with the team. Some of us went to the local ice cream shop and tried different ice cream flavors . . . the blueberry/lavender was a hit! We loaded up … Continue reading We have power!