At the end of November 2017, I joined the Equator Coffee team and helped SchoolBox to build a classroom at the school in the community El Porviner Nicarague Here is a link to the information on the completed project from the SchoolBox website http://schoolbox.ca/december-2017-equator-3-classroom-at-el-porvenir-complete/ Click on the picture below to be taken to Flickr and... Continue Reading →
It was an early start at Hotel Los Pinos in Managua, Nicaragua as I was up at 3:50 to head to the airport for a 6:05 am flight. It was time to say good by to Hector, David and our driver Franklin as I began my trek back to Bancroft. The first flight was just... Continue Reading →
We spent our final day here in Nicaragua being tourists and checking out some great spots in Masaya and Granada. We were lucky enough to visit a guitar maker that makes his guitars completely by hand. After a quick stop there we were off to the museum of chocolate in Granada. Here we were given... Continue Reading →
Yesterday we visited a beautiful little organic cafe just outside of Esteli where there is natural water purification and all sorts of amazing plants. The highlight of the day was a hike through the Nicaraguan countryside to a place where a 70 year old has been working for 40 years on carving the stone on... Continue Reading →
Yesterday we visited the first Equator Coffee sponsored school high in the mountains in San Antonio in Northern Nicaragua. It's a small one room school without electricity in the coffee growing area. Most of the families work in the coffee industry. We also visited small family run coffee washing stations and had coffee high in... Continue Reading →
As followers of my blog are aware, back in February I volunteered with the SchoolBox organization in Nicaragua and assisted with the building of a school in the rural community of Jardines de Apoyo. If you click on the 'Nicaragua 2014' menu item you can see all my posts related to this amazing opportunity. I... Continue Reading →
Here is an update from SchoolBox on the project that I was a part of back in February. I can only imagine how excited, the student, teachers and members of the community must be. SchoolBOX – May 2014 – Construction Update at Brett #3 School.
Here is a video that shows the progress that has been made at the school in Jardines de Apoyo also known as Brett #3 . The pictures below the video are ones I took on my first day of the build Feb 21, 2014.