Helping to build a school in Nicaragua
In April I got the chance to participate at an volunteer project from “Surf for Life” and “Waves of Hope” in Nicaragua. Thank you for your continuous support and donation for this amazing project. Now that I have been there I can tell for sure that your donation will have a great positive impact on the community there in Nicaragua.
It was such an humbled experience to see how people, who have only little resources and infrastructure, try to improve there lives by education and working hard. In the community where the high school is now build there is currently no economic system (no supermarket, no other services were people could spend there earned money) so all the money is currently going to the city which doesn’t help the community. Unemployment in Nicaragua is between 50 and 80%(!!!) depending on the age group.
The new high-school is also used as a vocational training center to educate the students to become bakers, mechanics, hairstylists or organic farmers. Giving them the opportunity to grow their own economic community system in the future.
If you have the chance support Waves of Hope and thus this community. Great small things are happening here!
Flying to Managua
Arrive in yesterday …
First part of our volunteer group for the week: Melanie, Katie, James, De and Pooja
Jamie telling us about Nicaragua and the project “Waves of hope” Amazing!!!
This is who I love spanish teaching in an relaxed and playful environment
Here som facts about the High school building
Open air shower, I love this!
Yoga hut for the week
Our group get’s ready for the work week
Time for our first work day
Thumbs up for your support for this project
Work for day 1 is to help make the floor for one of the class rooms
Great picture at the computer and library building
Hard work but happy 🙂
Cement making process
Sunset in Nicaragua
Pooja your were my life saver with those delicious nuts on the work site
Impression from the work site
Jamie and Ben the founder of this awesome project in talk with one of there employees
Work site impression
Project for the day …
Basic housing in the community
Primary school where in the afternoon English is tought
Eneyda was my first conversation partner in the english class
Cristel it was a pleasure to meet you.
Yeah some more surfing 🙂
Morning surf is the best!!!
It feels amazing being on the board early in the morning
This is how I feel after surfing: Exhausted but happy 🙂 Here: James
We are ready for another day at the work site
Stay curious and ask lots of questions (here in Nicaragua)
Those kids will be going to the high school one day
Ok, no waste system in Nicaragua so everything is burned …
Ok this was very hard work but De kept us in a great mood with his “clean” jokes 🙂
Pooja shows us what we did yesterday (those 3 classrooms)
Ok and this is the work for today those other 3 class rooms 🙂
Yeah Jump 🙂
So humbled that I could participate at this project
Picture is almost done at the library/computer lab at the high school
Corinne runs the kids club every Tuesday and Thursday in the El Coco Loco
Wall in El Coco Loco
Dana on a horse
Plumeria my favorite flower
Have lots of quality time with my partner and friends (here in Nicaragua)
Awesome walk with Pooja on the beach for sunset
Last dinner with the group
Tags: building a high school, Central America, donation, Nicaragua, surf for life, svenaroundtheworld, Volunteer project, Volunteer work, Waves of Hope
Beautiful article. I love your photos so much.
Thank you for your kind words! 🙂