George Spencer school from Nottingham, U.K. have a group visiting us at present. They are staying in the school Nueva Esperanza, and working with some of the children there, but also painting the outside of the new building for the high school which will open next school year, in February, 2012.
Great group of young people, maybe some of them might come back to be long term volunteers later in life - but for the present they are doing a great job there.
Another task completed in this past week is to put lids/seats on the latrines in the schools of Jose de la Cruz Mena and in both of the San Ignacio schools. We will check on the others soon to see if any more are needed in the other schools where we work.
Aug 2, 2011
Time to catch up as nobody has written our blog for a while - but we are still busy working as volunteer here in Granada, Nicaragua. Lots of Spanish volunteers at the moment (total 42 overseas, 12 local), and other nationalities including German, Dutch, French, Canadian, Australian, U.S., U.K. to mention a few. Yesterday we received our first application from Russian volunteers. We should make a montage on the wall of the office with flags of all the countries where our volunteers have come from - if you're reading this, especially if you are from a country other than the main ones listed above, and have volunteered with us please send us a small flag for the wall. Lets find out how many countries we can claim!