As a country emerging from years fo civil war and economic turmoil, it is most of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere. Plagued by disease, malnutrition, deforestation, and many other issues, Nicaragua is a country desperate for help. To assist these communities, FSD's programs promote collaboration to enhance the capacity of individuals and organizations to address these pressing issues.
- Our sites in Tola and Ciudad Sandino are rich in culture and surrounding by coffee fields. Although extremely poor, the communities are rich in spirit and benefit tremendously from the work that FSD interns provide.
- FSD works with over 50 NGOs throughout Nicaragua to address a spectrum of development issues at the grassroots level. Our programs intend to catalyze the sustainable development opportunities in the region, and are great locations for more advanced partic
- Rehabilitate at-risk youth who face negative familial and societal pressures, addiction, and violence; and lead special education workshops for preschool and primary school children who are deaf or suffer from developmental disabilities.
- Gain grant writing and project management experience by practicing your new skills through the design and implementation of a community-driven development project in partnership with your host organization.
- Preserve indigenous cultures by assisting the building and maintenance of a local museum to house artifacts found from nearby archaeological digs.