Sunday, November 18, 2012

News from Nicaragua 2012

So much was accomplished by the YASC volunteers in Nicaragua!  We are looking forward to adding to this list when we return in 2013.  Join us for an exceptional experience where you could be part of:
  • 61 YASC volunteers traveled to Nicaragua to work in the mountain village of El Castillo
  • 24 Yale School of Nursing students and facility partnered with YASC on the program
  • Additional collaborated with the Yale School of Public Health for students and recent graduate participants
  • YASC awarded 11 scholarships to Yale undergraduates, graduate students and recent graduates
  • 400 patients were treated in the Medical clinic and excess supplies donated to the local Health Post in a nearby village
  • Health Education classes were taught in dental care, diseases, diabetes/hypertension, domestic violence and nutrition
  • Construction work was done on two brick houses as well as the repair of a road and material relocation
  • Participants assembled 100 water filters and distributed them to three villages
  • Volunteers taught hundreds of children music, geography, English and computers
  • Arts Group worked with students and adults to create paintings, jewelry, friendship bracelets and build drums
  • Sports Group coached dozens of children in kick ball, soccer and baseball and donated new equipment
  • A new school library was established with hundreds of English and Spanish books in new book cases

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