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 →
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 →
It has been awhile since I've posted about the trip and the school build. It has been a great few days filled with all sorts of emotions. When we arrived at the school on Friday it was just beginning with just a few holes for the foundation being dug. When we left yesterday the block... Continue Reading →
Made it safe and sound to Nicaragua. The flight on Avianca was great, lots of leg room, meal and drinks all included. After spending the night in Managua at Hotel Los Pinos we traveled to Managua and then up into the mountains to the El Povenir school. The school is in a picturesque spot nestled... 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.