Hola desde Madriz, Nicaragua!
Hola desde Madriz, Nicaragua! Before participant arrival last week, Madriz project staff worked hard in order to get ready. Here is what they were up to:
138 hours spent riding buses
110 hours spent waiting for buses
18 awesome partner agency contacts
5 times its rained on drying laundry
28 hours spent planning briefing
15 hours spent writing community profiles
21 communities visited
18 latrines supervisors used in a day during survey
32 pounds of gallo pinto eaten
72 mangos eaten
4 chickens sighted on buses
48 youth at first youth encuentro
720 hours spent on community visits
32 hours of supervisor training
26,000 kilometers traveled
2 mountains partially hiked
Participants arrived this Tuesday and finished briefing at the Asociación de Promotores de la Cultura on Saturday! Briefing was filled with educational activities, as well as appearances from local youth, our partner agency, and local government that prepared the participants for the rest of their adventure. In between activities the participants played frisbee and tried popular cookie Chiky’s. Project staff enjoyed getting to know all of the participants just as much as they enjoyed getting to know each other. The next time everyone will be in the same place again will be at midterm before 4-weekers depart for their debriefing.
Here are our two most important stats from the week:
1. 54 participants successfully settled in community
2. 100% probability that summer 2016 in Madriz is going to be awesome!!
-Lucy Schaefer, Supervisor