First Steps to Cultural Understanding for US Teens

by Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.
Oct 28, 2011

"Give a Hand to the Education" is alive & well!

Loading up the desks for delivery
Loading up the desks for delivery

This past year after being contacted by the Wautoma school district about a donation of desks, students in Wisconsin, who have traveled to Nicaragua or hosted Youth Ambassadors from Nicaragua, helped to transport the desks to the W/NP warehouse in Stevens Point.  Special thanks to all who helped make this possible, including Larry Pingel’s generosity to take several days of transportation, time and much gasoline for the truck/trailer combination to haul all the desks back to Stevens Point, and for being a great mentor/example to the kids.  (See photos down below under the Report “Youth do value education!”)

Since that time, on October 2, 2011, Youth Coordinador of the Project “Give a Hand to the Education”, Lilliam Perez  provides this update:

Today, an important step was given for: "giving a hand to the education".  We delivered 47 tables and 37 chairs for the kids of the school Zoila Aurora (in Nicaragua).  We had the participation of parents, kids, teachers, Lion partners from Managua and a representative of the ministry of education. 

This event was an alive example of : ·Working together, we make a difference".
We also made a raffle during the event and gave sandwich and coke.. :D

It’s important to recognize the effort of so many who dedicated time and work to succeed in this activity:
-Coordinator of the project: Harting Briones
-Managua Decano Lions club President, Ivan Morales
-Lion partner,past governor Gilberto Alcocer
-Lion Partner Jose Ignacio Aleman
-Lion partner Eduviges Somarriba
-WNP director in Managua: Mirna Angulo
-youth volunteers: Francis Vargas, Zaida Vargas, Xochilt Perez, Amalia Aguilar, Ella Ortega, Carolina Marcenaro, Karla Pérez.

Also I want to remind you without our sponsors, none of this could be possible.   
As pictures speak more than a thousand words, I attach some of them, so you can see what we have done together.  Special thanks to the Lions club, the director of the school, and all the parents who are supporting and encouraging their kids involvement - it is really great to see the willingness of the youth both in Wisconsin and Nicaragua to stay involved and help out in ways they are able to, long after their initial experiences.  

These are people who truly understand the value and spirit of volunteerism – thank you!

Unloading at the school
Unloading at the school
Putting desks back together
Putting desks back together
team effort from everyone
team effort from everyone
A snack of appreciation for the volunteers
A snack of appreciation for the volunteers
long time volunteers!
long time volunteers!



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Wisconsin/Nicaragua Partners of the Americas, Inc.

Location: Stevens Point, WI - USA
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Project Leader:
Amy Wiza
Program Director
Stevens Point, WI United States

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