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Nicaragua

This is a great opportunity for your students to learn about environmental conservation and the health challenges of their peers living in an impoverished community. Join us in Nicaragua!

Community Ovens

In the Thomas Borges community of Leon, Nicaragua, homes are mostly made of found materials and tin sheets. We recently assisted families building eco-ovens in homes that were using less efficient, unvented fires. By lowering pollution and wood consumption, the eco-stoves provide immediate health and economic benefits, allowing families to divert resources from subsistence to education, including an after-school program.

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Highlights

  • Eco-oven building in our partner community near Leon
  • Helping to reduce deforestation and improve health
  • Collaboration with peers and environmental activists to solve
    waste problems on the island of Ometepe
  • Create activities to engage youth at risk and teach
  • Environmental awareness
  • Immerse yourself in local Nicaraguan culture
  • Volcano board, surf, swim, hike, salsa lessons and horseback ride
  • Kayak to see caimans, monkeys, and more
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Sample Itinerary: 12 days

 Day  Activity

1

Arrive Nicaragua, transfer to Grenada, city tour, orientation

2

Meet and greet community at Thomas Borges Community, learn about the community, afternoon build eco-ovens to improve health and preserve the environment

3

Build eco-ovens, after school activity with Thomas Borges kids

4

Build eco-ovens, after school activity with students, evening salsa lessons

5

Build eco-ovens, after school goodbye party with students, evening reflection

6

Hiking and volcano boarding on Cerro Negro Volcano, afternoon at Las Penitas Beach- free time options include surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, bicycling, horse riding or fishing, BBQ dinner on the beach

7

Travel to the island of Ometepe, horseback ride to Ojo de Agua,fresh water springs, evening orientation

8

Meet and collaborate with peers from the local high school, afternoon garbage collection at Santo Domingo Beach and learn about sanitation issues on the island, night tour with a well-known local biologist

9

Hike to the San Ramon Waterfall to see the source for the island’s drinking water, donation of plastic eco-bricks to the bilingual school

10

Altragracia Municipality garbage disposal visit with peers, hosted by environmental activist from Hacienda Merida, afternoon visit with peers to meet their families

11

Kayaking at Istian River, view monkeys, caiman and more wildlife, project implementation with peers,
evening goodbye party

11

Arrive US

Doing Community service was such a rewarding experience. Being able to connect with both the kids and adults in the towns where we worked was so incredible, the most amazing people I’ve ever met. Meeting them has changed my life forever.

-Julia

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Contact us today, so we can start developing a custom travel opportunity for your organization.

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