Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Casa-Nica
Posted on: January 17, 2014
Nicaragua has many issues from the very large requiring massive investments of time and money to much smaller localized problems that are well within the abilities of a small determined group to fix. We have seen the amazing results that a dedicated, hard working group of people can achieve in a week or two and we know that given the materials and direction they can make a real, visible difference.A great deal of development work requires an investment of time to see results. However, with careful planning and hard work there are worthwhile projects that can be completed in days that will improve the quality of someone's life here in Nicaragua.We know the satisfaction of starting and finishing a project so you will walk away knowing that you finished what you came here to do.
With all the groups that we host we carefully plan their project before they get here in order that they will fill as much of their time as they want to working on their project. We will work with you to design a schedule that will exactly match your requirements and we are happy to organize recreational activities along with the project. We will always provide a realistic goal and time timetable in which to get it done. We aim for to be able to leave Nicaragua knowing that you completed that which you came here to do.
The sorts of projects that can be completed in a week or two are usually of a construction or manual nature. For example, painting classrooms, repairing roofs, building infrastructure, repairing infrastructure, fixing school room desks, putting in lights etc.Typically institutions in Nicaragua have very little maintenance budget so facilities go many years between decorating, repairing and construction new construction. This can often mean that they lose the ability to use the facilities through lack of maintenance. For example if there are no lights then school rooms can't be used at night or of there are no desks then students have to share or write on their laps.These types of projects enable a group to do obtain a very visible result in a short amount of time.
If you want to go a little bigger a number of these institutions need additional rooms, basketball courts, new roofs or other large construction projects. We can organize and plan these with you ensuring that all needed expertise is available and on hand to safely guide the project.
In addition to maintenance and building projects we can organize brigades around any development area that you want to work in. Examples of these would be:
If you want to get your group involved in these or any other aspect of development work just let us know and we can contact the organizations we work with and organize exactly the project you are looking for.
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