Last fall, USGE had the privilege of funding the creation of a bright and open classroom in the Gilberto Siles community of Nicaragua. Up until that time, the children in Gilberto Siles studied in a number of dark and cramped buildings that were open to the elements.
This year, a USGE team will be joining USGE President, Stan Stapleton, and USGE Atlantic RVP, Lynette Robinson, as well as other USGE members, friends and family in building a much needed classroom in a Nicaraguan community.
The build will be run by SchoolBOX, a renowned Canadian charitable organization, and will take place from Friday May 26 – Saturday June 3, 2017.
At present, we are inviting nine (9) additional USGE members and/or friends to join us in this exciting initiative. The deadline for applications is Friday March 31, 2017. (Please note: you do not need to be a member of USGE to join our USGE build team!)
The costs involved in participating in the build will be: $1,500 (plus airfare) and the experience will include the following:
- School building project and cross-cultural experience
- Recreational excursions + cultural activities
- Meals + purified water on the worksite
- 9 nights shared accommodation at hotel
- Private in-country transportation
- 24/7 bilingual guides, translation + first aid
What is the SchoolBOX Volunteer Experience?
Volunteers will work on a build site alongside SchoolBOX staff, teachers, students, parents and community volunteers in Nicaragua. Work varies from light to difficult based on your ability, but you could be digging foundations, mixing cement, painting classrooms or helping make wire columns.
You can play with kids and encourage students to dream. Building relationships with the kids and community will be the most important work of all.
You will learn about Nicaraguan history and culture, the importance of education to defeat poverty, and pick up some Spanish along the way!
And you will explore the beautiful country of Nicaragua. Activities may include a salsa dance class, visit to the market, beach, volcano or colonial city.
Please join us to to make much needed education possible in a Nicaraguan community!
You can view additional information here: https://schoolbox.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Sc…