It has been a busy and exciting past 8 months of planning, organizing and fundraising the Nicaragua Immersion! The Moreau Center is gearing up to send 11 students and 1 faculty adviser on a three-week service learning immersion to Nicaragua. We will leave May 6th and return May 26th. During our time in Nicaragua, we will be working with two organizations: Witness for Peace (http://www.witnessforpeace.org/) and Seeds of Learning (http://www.seedsoflearning.org/). With Witness for Peace we will be learning about the historical involvement of the U.S. government in Nicaragua, current economic and political involvement of the U.S. government in Nicaragua, free trade vs. fair trade, take part in a 3-day community homestay in El Regadio, and visit the U.S. embassy. With Seeds of Learning we will have chances for cultural exchange and hands-on service. We will be working towards building part of a preschool classroom in El Progreso.
Although everyone is still working hard to complete finals and doing last-minute preparations, we are all excited for the upcoming trip and opportunities to learn more about a different culture and engage in service learning. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support, both financially and emotionally, and keep checking this blog for posts starting May 6th!
Nicaragua Immersion Team 2015