November 2-10, 2019
Help serve a community in need of improving its educational opportunities by working side by side with local family members to repair and add to a school. This trip will promote solidarity and cross-cultural understanding that will ultimately help reduce poverty and inequality in the world. Each day will be filled with hands-on construction work, playing and sharing with children and cultural excursions. You will learn about local cultural traditions through food, music, testimonies, nature adventures, and visits to colonial towns and historic sites. An integrated opportunity for cultural and Spanish immersion, service and adventure.
Big Corn Island is located 43 miles off the eastern coast of mainland Nicaragua, and is a short plane ride from Managua. The main ethnic groups are Afro-descendants, mestizos and misquitus, who speak creole English, Spanish and misquitu.
Volunteers will work side-by-side with local community members to upgrade Saint Santiago Elementary School. Due to lack of resources, the school infrastructure is in poor condition and in need of a new kitchen, roof, sidewalk and paint.
In coordination with our local partner Seeds of Learning, the proposed projects include the construction of a retaining wall to protect a water course and repairs to a school.
Departure city: Toronto