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“Cho Cho” | Nourish International

July 8, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Cornell, Nicaragua, Summer Projects, UPenn | By

HOW COOL! or “Cho Cho” is a phrase we have been hearing (and thinking) a lot lately, mostly from our amazing and dedicated Volunteer Coordinator, Corey.

The last few days have been occupied by Orientation and general accommodation to our new and exciting surroundings.

Meeting the dedicated staff and community members of ATRAVES (Asociación Transatlantico de Voluntarios en Solidaridad) has been truly inspiring and gives us greater confidence and determination as volunteers.

Now that orientation is over and the groups (Computers, Health and Sustainable Gardening) have been settled, planning for the upcoming week has been a new challenge for most of us. Lesson planning, Spanish speaking and teaching are all new but welcome obstacles on the journey to attaining our goal. Tomorrow, the real work begins and we will begin teaching, growing, learning and hopefully making a lasting impact.

Additionally, the entire group got to explore a bit more of our community, Managua, and Nicaragua as a whole this weekend while travelling to; UniArte, a local artisan cooperative in Los Pueblos Blancos, La Laguna de Apoyo, a volcanic crater lake, the local mall and to see Despicable Me 2 in Spanish! :)

Can’t wait to start our first week of work with the community!

Christina G

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