We delivered much needed school supplies, equipment,materials, and dental supplies. We also brought clothing, 50 pairs of shoes, and sports equipment donated by our supporters. Thanks to all of you that brought donated items to my house. The people of LCR deeply appreciated your generosity.
During the four days we interacted with the students through teaching activities, such as English classes, music, and dance. An in depth volleyball clinic was taught by Kirstin Campbell that culminated in the secondary's school first intramural volleyball tournament. Hannah Lulla (dance) and Valerie Payne (singing group) put on a great show the last day with kids from the school. Eric January and Hal Young held a baseball clinic where thanks to the efforts of Eric January, 48 baseball gloves were given to the "baseball hungry" Nicaraguan kids.
For most of the kids it was the first glove they ever owned. Thanks to all of our Charitour volunteers who saved their money and solicited donations to make this trip:
- Katie Gardner-soccer and volleyball
- Marissa Mischler-cosmetology and volleyball
- Valerie Payne-singing group, interpreter
- Morgan January-crafts and clothing distribution
- Kirstin Campbell-volleyball
- Hannah Lulla-dance
- Chris Jensen-volleyball and soccer
- Greg Young-basketball, volleyball, soccer
- Eric January-English classes, baseball, interpreter
- Denise Young-photographer, supervision
These Charitour volunteers deliver more than supplies and classes. They give hope to the teachers and children. They are amazed that people from the USA care enough to leave their comfortable situations to help them in a impoverish community so far away from our homes and families. With continued support and encouragement the people of La Calle Rael are beginning to see a way out of a fate in which they previously had no control.
The activities focused on approximately 400 secondary school and 300 primary school students. On this trip we were able to discover “The Boy Painter” by the name of Leycar Flores (learn more about Leycar at our virtual art gallery). The team that participated in the humanitarian effort was made of the flowing volunteers that traveled to Nicaragua at their own expense: Julieanne Willey, Chandler Willey, Cortland Willey, Lori O’Toole, Keatlee O’Toole, Liz Carver, Brittany Bair, Zac McMillan, Kris Clark, Josh Clark, Angela McMillan, and Hal Young. Nicaraguan support was provided by Juan Rubio, Alejandro Rocha, and Mercedes Sotelo. WCRF thanks them for their efforts.
- Deliver needed clothing and aid
- Deliver arts and crafts supplies
- Setup a sports field
- Deliver and setup a computer lab
- Start work on a community sports field
See pictures of the trip on our Facebook site