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Sindia Speaks from Experience

When Sindia urges youth in her homecommunity of Siminka in the BOSAWAS to stay in school, it is fair to say that she herself speaks from experience. When she equips teachers w... When Sindia urges youth in her homecommunity of Siminka in the BOSAWAS to stay in school, it is fair...

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Community Collaborates to achieve Water Rights

Francisca Romero knew her community’s water well was on the verge of collapse. Everybody in Los Ébanos, a 42-family community in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua, was very aware of the ... Francisca Romero knew her community’s water well was on the verge of collapse. Everybody in Los Éban...

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Solar Power Brings Light and Learning to Off-Grid Communities

For what the BOSAWAS biosphere forest reserve in northwest Nicaragua may lack in accessibility and connectivity, it makes up for in sunshine – the source of photosynthesis, Vi... For what the BOSAWAS biosphere forest reserve in northwest Nicaragua may lack in accessibility and c...

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Back-to-Back Storms Batter the BOSAWAS

Incredibly, the indigenous peoples of BOSAWAS, currently struggling to recover from recent catastrophe, have suffered the effects of YET ANOTHER Hurricane – this time, one tha... Incredibly, the indigenous peoples of BOSAWAS, currently struggling to recover from recent catastrop...

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In the Wake of Disaster

This week, we have been anxiously, nervously, obsessively, following Hurricane Eta, watching for updates, communicating with community facilitators working in Miskitu and Maya... This week, we have been anxiously, nervously, obsessively, following Hurricane Eta, watching for upd...

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Stand with Joselyn

Joselyn wears many hats. She is a wife, a mother, a poultry farmer, and the treasurer of the Water Committee in her community of Las Nubes. When she first began in the positio... Joselyn wears many hats. She is a wife, a mother, a poultry farmer, and the treasurer of the Water C...

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Interview with Flor Martinez, Bosawas Teacher

Tony, one of our local Technology and Training for Quality and Equality in the Bosawas project facilitators, has been providing technology training sessions and workshops for ... Tony, one of our local Technology and Training for Quality and Equality in the Bosawas project facil...

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When Staying Home is a Privilege

In contrast with the mandates of all other Central American countries, schools in Nicaragua have remained open. The WHO (World Health Organization) recommendation of rest in p... In contrast with the mandates of all other Central American countries, schools in Nicaragua have rem...

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Business un-usual in Guatemala

The Technology for Improved Education project, ongoing since January 2019, has been working in ten community schools to improve the quality of education through the distributi... The Technology for Improved Education project, ongoing since January 2019, has been working in ten c...

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Water is Life. Wash your hands.

Wash your hands has been the mantra from the start of the pandemic. But what happens when washing your hands isn’t as easy as turning on the faucet and lathering up, or as sim... Wash your hands has been the mantra from the start of the pandemic. But what happens when washing yo...

In The Field