This year Nicaragua was proud to send five competitors to the Olympic Games in Rio, competing in four sports: swimming, weightlifting, shooting, and athletics. It takes a true athlete to qualify for the Olympics, so though no medals were brought home, our Olympic stars are champions in our eyes! As I watched the Olympic Games… Read More →
What is International Education?
As the International Education Coordinator for Sister Communities of San Ramón, Nicaragua (SCSRN), I am happy to share with you how we at SCSRN understand what international education is. As more and more people are exploring the world through our cultural immersion ecotours and international educational trips, we wanted to share what we aspire to… Read More →
Let’s reach the United Nations goals together in San Ramón!
On September 25, 2015, the United Nations officially adopted the 17 Sustainable Development goals for 2030. These new goals include “ending poverty in all its forms everywhere; ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promoting lifelong learning; and bolstering affordable and clean energy” (see here). How do we at Sister Communities of San Ramón,… Read More →
High School Student Inspired by Her Spring Break Trip
This past spring break, I had the amazing opportunity to go on a school trip with SCSRN. It was an extremely fun and rewarding experience. I loved how we did a nice mixture of touristy activities and community service. For example, we visited a cathedral, went to museums, and spent time at the eco-lodge “Finca… Read More →
San Ramón High School Gets Wired
It’s only May, and here in San Ramón, we’ve already made lots of advances in our current and upcoming projects. We’ve delivered school supplies to our Sister Schools, followed up on the solar panels installed in two rural schools, started preparing for our upcoming construction project in Wabule, and started sign classes for deaf children… Read More →