Showing posts from December, 2011

A volunteers blog:

Below is an entry from Lauren Slater's blog - a wonderfully readable account of volunteering in Nicaragua - ( for more of Lauren's great blog)

Las Escuelas de Granada Posted 3 weeks ago Working in the schools here is both an exhilarating and frustrating process. I absolutely adore the kiddos with whom we work; they are excited to learn, they take great pride in their studies, and they are eager to demonstrate that they have learned something new.
The culture of the schools here certainly has its opportunities for growth. School is often cancelled without much notice: because of rain, because it’s the day before the day before the day before the holiday, because the teachers want to have a meeting, or just because.
When school is in session, the students are eager to get everything correct on their worksheets and to always have the right answer. As soon as they are done, they throw their papers in the air and yell “te…