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Over the years, La Esperanza Granada has endeavored
to provide children living in the barrios of Granda with access to computers
and tablets. Now, we are pleased to announce that a recent donation means that
we have been able to purchase a collection of tablets for our Learning Centers,
allowing the children greater opportunities to gain experience of such technology.
For the children at our Learning Centers,
tablets provide an interesting new way to progress their studies. The
educational games available on the tablets turn learning into an exciting
challenge where problem-solving skills and creativity are tested to the limit.
It is wonderful to see the children thrive whilst using the tablets, some
focusing on tasks with looks of intense concentration, others working through a
game collaboratively, chatting with smiles and laughter.
Furthermore, by allowing access to tablets, we
are able to offer the children at our Learning Centers more than an interesting
new way to learn subjects s…
month, La Esperanza had the pleasure of partnering with Canadian technology
company iQmetrix for an intensive, four day water project in the community of
Nueva Esperanza, Granada. Among a total of 200 employees sent to Nicaragua, iQmetrix
provided 93 people for a week-long project laying water pipes directly to 200
homes – an unprecedented undertaking in the community. Previously, family members (often young children) had
to fill heavy buckets of water at the outlet nearest their house, which was
usually a tap at the end of their street, and carry them home. Despite being hit by a huge difference in climate
between Canada and Granada – for some, a climb of up to 60 degrees Celsius –
the “iQers” arrived on Monday morning enthusiastic and ready to get to work
digging trenches in the hot sun. The group worked in 8 teams, with each team
coordinated by a La Esperanza volunteer and an ayudante. During the project,
iQers were able to interact and work alongside community members, as well …
One of the hazards of being here and involved in all that is happening is the tendency to forget that not everybody knows, and how important it is to effectively communicate what is going on to our supporters. I guess there have been bits and pieces in the newsletter, but not a full explanation, and especially not sufficient for someone like yourself who is out there gathering more supporters for La Esperanza Granada.
So I will try and explain in a concise fashion, and hopefully this will help both update your 'spiel' and offer answers to any questions that anyone may have.
Our move to the learning centers from the primary schools was planned, however it progressed more rapidly than we had expected as we had groups who came and built our third and fourth centers. The first small center in fact we were running for a couple of years, and had taken it over from another group called Amped who were unable to continue. We later, through Amped, received the funding to build our …