Lifting up through learning

 
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Herlinda Lopez Learning Center serves 800+
    By - Christine Sanderson - W/NP Volunteer in Nicaragua
    Over the past 30 years, the Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners (W/NP) “Sewing Centers” transitioned into “Learning Centers” as more skills became increasingly necessary and useful.   All of the W/NP Learning Centers maintain the common goal of providing opportunities for skill...
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    "...to talk English is to open doors"
    By - Amy L. Wiza - Program Director
    Introducing new classes and opportunities as well as providing ongoing support and continuing education for Learning Center (LC) Project volunteers in Nicaragua is a vital part of W/NP program development.  Many of the Nicaraguans have expressed their desire to learn English. Petronila, LC student turned leader, was...
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  • Lifting up through learning has received 1 donation
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  • Lifting up through learning has received 1 donation
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    New Stove Project greatly improves heath
    By - Amy L. Wiza - Program Director
    Wood stove smoke is a problem for ladies and the rest of their families, especially children, in rural Nicaragua as well as in the large cities. For the past two years, W/NP has been working with a volunteer group from North Carolina with logistics and organization of workshops for building a model of a wood stove that...
    • 9 months ago
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  • Lifting up through learning has received 11 donations
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    From Doll Dresses to Burn Therapy Garments
    By - Amy L. Wiza - program director
    In 2008, volunteers began exploring how the sewing teachers and students could share their skills by making therapy garments for burn patients.  In looking how to provide a better assistance to burn patients after they receive initial treatment and during their rehabilitations process, Dr. Leandro Perez (Lenin Fonseca...
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  • Lifting up through learning has made updates to their project page.
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Lynda was a stellar example and changed lives!
    By - Amy L Wiza - Program Director
    Since our last update, the women involved with the Learning Center Program in Nicaragua have experienced a tremendous loss with the death of their leader and coordinator, Lynda Lou Pracht.  Lynda died on Wednesday April 24, 2013 at in New Richmond, Wisconsin.  Even though as her health condition declined and...
    • 1 year ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    How Learning Centers are making a difference
    By - Amy L. Wiza - Program Director
    March 2013 Update from Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners on the Learning Center Program: The W/NP Learning Center Program is prime example of how women in Wisconsin are working with women in Nicaragua to guide the self-governed Learning Centers.   Altrusa, Rotary, Women’s Clubs, individuals and Home &...
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  • Lifting up through learning has received 9 donations
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Site visit reports and LC meeting results
    By - Amy L Wiza - Program Director
    In seeking how to provide better assistance to the WNP Learning Center network, site visits have been included as part of the program.  We are looking at not only what needs the Learning Centers have, but also how they are working, what activities and classes they are carrying out and how they are able to budget...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    New Class Black Ceramics
    By - Amy Wiza - Program Director
    WNP is creating a new skill opportunity with the start of the Black Ceramic class. Students started by learning how to work with clay, making every single piece shaped without a spinning pottery wheel, just by hand and with manual inexpensive tools. The most challenging part comes at the end when the pieces needed to be...
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  • Lifting up through learning has made updates to their project page.
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Visually impaired teacher inspires others
    By - Moises Guillen - Learning Center Coordinator
    Each monthly Learning Center meeting offers training or a class for those in attendance.  Basket Making was demonstrated for the April LC meeting by Dimas Antonio Angulo Gago.  Dimas is visually impaired (blind) and doing the Basket Making demonstration was especially inspirational to all the monthly meeting...
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  • Lifting up through learning has made updates to their project page.
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Time brings perspective!
    By - Amy L. Wiza - Program Dir.
    Commitment, dedication and enthusiasm are core characteristics found within the Learning Center Program participants.   There is a winning combination when you mix volunteers who offer support in various ways with volunteers who are eager to learn, share their experience and become involved!  Lynda...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning has received 6 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Students becoming teachers
    By - Amy Wiza & Isabel Moraga - Program Director and Project Coordinator
    The Learning Center project continues to offer classes in a variety of subject areas, especially useful has been the baking and sewing classes.  One of the most exciting measurable results is seeing the women who were once students, become teachers for the new classes.  The following photos are from the new Bakery...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    bakery and dress making class results
    By - Isabel Moraga - Project Coordinator
    This course of Advanced Dress Making has taught me much about doing my job better with the innovative method of making patterns which is what I liked the most.  I have been able to make clothes that were impossible for me to make before. But now with these new ways of making patterns I could make some, they were just...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    GlobalGiving Visits WNPA
    By - Clinton Misamore - Program Field Officer
    On March 30th I participated in a visit to Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of America in Managua, Nicaragua.  I met the amazing team of Mirna, Moises, Isabel and the rest of the Managua staff for WNPA.  In their organizational philosophy the WNPA believes that “the most valuable assets are the human resources...
    • 3 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Learning Center women share their testimony
    By - Isabel Moraga - Project Coordinator
    Spring 2011  by Isabel Moraga We started the 2011 year preparing for the Learning Center (LC) Trek (where volunteers from Wisconsin travel to visit Nicaragua and share workshops at selected Learning Centers) as well as getting the Jewelry course going, with 10 women. The LC Trek was successfully accomplished...
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  • Lifting up through learning has received 15 donations
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    December 2010 Sewing Machine Repair Classes
    By - Moises Guillen - Class Instructor
    Update from the Sewing Machine Repair Class in Las Lagunas, Nicaragua Justification: The necessity to have skilled people available in the community for the cleaning and maintenance of the sewing machines used at the W/NP Learning Centers.  Many of the Learning Center locations are remote; therefore, difficult and not...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Postcard from the Field
    By - Mark Skeith - In-the-Field Traveler
    While working in Nicaragua at a U.S. foreign aid agency this summer, I had the opportunity to visit Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners at its headquarters in Managua, and I was very happy that I was able to do so during one of the organization’s annual youth gatherings. From the very beginning I liked the feel of this...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    August 2010 Sewing Machine Repair workshops
    By - Amy Wiza - program director
    Managua, Nicaragua August 6-11, 2010 A vivid example of a true “Ripple Effect” Thanks to a cooperative effort among many people, the sewing machine repair classes being offered through Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners in Managua, Nicaragua are in great demand more than ever before. For the past 15 – 20 years,...
    • 4 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning posted a progress report
    Update for the Sewing Machine Repair class
    By - Amy Wiza - program director
    For over 30 years, women from Wisconsin and Nicaragua have been working together on ways to provide women living in Nicaragua further opportunities to improve themselves, their families, and overall quality of life. Recently, thanks to this Global Giving opportunity, more people can join in expanding these opportunities....
    • 4 years ago
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  • Lifting up through learning has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 5 years ago
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Amy Wiza

Program Director
Stevens Point, WI United States

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