Take part in the transformation of Nicaragua from war-torn and poverty-stricken nation to global leader in sustainable development. In the north-central city of Jinotega, work on water infrastructure projects, help in classrooms with primary school kids, visit eco-friendly coffee plantations, tour a chocolate factory, explore nature reserves and practice speaking Spanish with residents who are eager to share their culture.
VISIONS teens have been doing service here for 10 years, making tangible contributions to this national effort and serving more than 700 families. Your work involves the construction of potable water systems, bringing clean drinking water to communities that have never imagined such a luxury. You’ll develop newfound skills, such as wielding pickaxes and machetes, digging trenches and laying pipes, all while working alongside (and chatting en Español with) residents. You’ll also assist at a summer day school for kids, teaching crafts and basic English.
- community service
- sustainable development