The November international volunteer group with the Los Salgados community
Christena and Barry Holden first came to Nicaragua in May of 2013. They were so touched by the beauty of the Nicaraguan people that they returned this November with a group of peers to help build the Los Salgados School in Telica, Nicaragua.
The international volunteer group was comprised of 17 eager Canadians who worked hand in hand with students, parents and teachers
from the Los Salgados community to build their school. The parents were so excited for a new school, because their children were learning in a makeshift structure that they had built. Previously, the children were taking classes in a converted goat barn.
The community was extremely shy when the volunteers first arrived, but quickly warmed up to all members of the group. The children were so happy playing games, singing songs and showing volunteers the sights and sounds of their community.
The volunteer group was beyond enthusiastic and helped the community and construction team by shovelling dirt, digging holes, pouring concrete and making rebar columns. Our construction crew was so proud of the volunteer group, as they helped with the foundation which was the most difficult piece of the construction process.
When the volunteer group left, tears were shed and many hugs exchanged. Even though the group of 17 returned to Canada, they will always be a part of the Los Salgados family.
SchoolBOX is currently filling groups for their international volunteer program for February 12-21st and March 12-21st
of next year. There are also several spots open in the Summer of 2015. We would love to see you in Nicaragua next year.
For more information on the international volunteer program, please visit www.schoolbox.ca/volunteer
or email email@example.com.