Travel to Nicaragua and Visit a School for Impoverished Children this April and May
I boast about traveling alone, not lonely, meaning I don’t need to travel with someone to enjoy a journey. However, I also like joining organized groups because I can meet new people and gain access to places I probably couldn’t access alone.
I’m excited to share this unique opportunity to join others on an intimate trip to Nicaragua which includes a visit to School of Louise’s Dreams, a revolutionary Montessori school for impoverished children. In addition to experiencing Nicaragua’s scenery and culture, participants will see the power of education during the school visit.
Who is Louise?
School of Louise’s Dreams is a revolutionary Montessori school for impoverished children in Nagarote, Nicaragua. Louise Brunberg visited the country in 1993 and soon tapped her retirement to build a soup kitchen which evolved into a school. Today, more than 200 students from preschool to 4th grade attend the school daily free of charge (including transportation, uniform and supplies) plus two meals a day.
You Can Build Friendships
During my 2006 trip to Afghanistan, visiting schools and organizations as Afghans 4Tomorrow and Aschiana assisting children was an eye-opening experience. It helped me understand the triumphs and struggles people of Afghanistan were going through.
While I was learning about others, they were learning about Americans. In essence, my traveling companions and I were unofficial U.S. ambassadors forging new friendships. One-on-one interactions as these make the world better because they help people better understand each other.
Trip Nuts & Bolts
I heard about this trip through the local newspaper (Charlotte Sun, Port Charlotte, Fla.) and really wish I could join in this trip but my work and personal schedule is pretty much booked up, which is why I’m hoping one of my readers will participate.
Trips are being pre-arranged by The Right to Learn, a non-profit organization that benefits School of Louise’s Dreams. Accommodations should be comfortable with air conditioning, cable television and laundry access. A one-week trip is $1,200 while a two-week trip is $1,700. Airfare, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, sightseeing activities and a donation to the school is included.
This is an amazing opportunity to travel with a small group and truly experience the culture. If interested, visit www.therighttolearn.org and contact Alex Fuller-Young at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 267-644-8328.
And if you go, please let me know, I’d love to hear about your trip.