Just got back from the Yale Alumni Service Corps trip to Nicaragua. About 70 volunteers which included Yale alumni, friends, and current Yale students and faculty, heading to a small village called El Trohilo to work on a variety of projects. Sponsored by the Yale Alumni Service Corps, the Yale Nursing School and our Nicaraguan partner, CEPAD, the trip had a number of projects. A group of health care professionals ran a clinic that saw over 400 patients. Andrew worked on a construction team that refurbished a community center. A team of business consultants helped local entrepreneurs. My son, Tyler, and I worked on the education team teaching piano.
I will share a bit more about our trip, sort of day by day (with a time delay), as I did when we went to the YASC trip to the Dominican Republic.
If you read nothing else, please know that these trips are life changing -- for the people we serve and those who go on the trips. Please consider going on one.