About The Trip:
You’ll work with Namlo International serving communities in the municipality of San Nicolas, near Esteli. Families live in extreme poverty often surviving on less than $1.00 per day. You’ll definitely be doing work that builds a future for people who live off of hope. You’ll work alongside like-minded volunteers who are also passionate about travel and giving others a hand up, not a hand out.
It’s Not All Work:
A trip here is both unique and rewarding with many options for your free time while visiting this Central American jewel. You can absorb the magnificent scenery while relaxing on the soft sand of serene coastal beaches. Popular sites with travellers include the impressive Ometepe Island made of two volcanoes with highlights including petroglyphs and pristine forest frequented by monkeys, armadillo and opossum. Catch a wave at San Juan del Sur, a beautiful surf village, or experience the sea turtles at Monty’s Beach Lodge. Make an excursion into the nation’s cities to soak up the vibrant colours, sounds and flavours of authentic Nicaraguan culture.
The climate is tropical, hot and humid, all year round with the warmest months being April and May. In May, weather conditions in Nicaragua make it a good destination with temperatures between 23°C and 34°C. The region is characterised by frequent showers and thunderstorms so packing a light raincoat is a good idea.
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Details will be finalized in the coming weeks but plans are being made to build a greenhouse, and to develop a water conservation system with updated pump to benefit a rural Nicaraguan community.
- Saturday, May 5 – Team arrives in Managua and travels to hotel in Esteli
- Monday, May 7 to Friday, May 11 – PROJECT WORK
- Saturday, May 12 to Sunday, May 13 – Free time for adventure
- Monday, May 14 to Friday, May 18 – PROJECT WORK
- Saturday, May 19: Return to Managua to fly home or continue traveling in Nicaragua and beyond.
The entire program and flight costs are 100% tax deductible when paid through DWC. You can fundraise part or all of your trip and we will issue charitable receipts for donations $20 CDN or greater.
Volunteer trips take you to places you otherwise might never go, to do things you otherwise might never do and to meet people you might never otherwise meet.
You’ll make a difference in others’ lives and they will make a difference in yours. Simply put, there is joy and self-discovery that comes with giving to others. And you’ll have fun doing it, too.
DWC Team Leader:
My name is Keegan Marchand. I was born and raised in Kamloops, BC. I graduated with honours from Sahali Secondary School in 2015 and was involved in many sports and volunteer activities. I played basketball, volleyball, soccer and tennis throughout high school but basketball was my passion. I attend McGill University in Montreal where I am studying Physiology and continue to play many intramural sports and avidly volunteer. I love to travel and have participated in volunteer trips to Guatemala, Nepal and Peru. I climbed Kilimanjaro in Africa and have also travelled to Europe and India. I’m looking very forward to combining my interest in travel and volunteering as I lead a Developing World Connections trip!
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Are You Ready To Go?
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Ready to apply? Fill out our online application. You can secure your place on this trip with a $500, non-refundable deposit that goes toward your total trip cost. After you’ve submitted your forms and deposit, our office will contact you and send you a welcome package.
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