dale = okay
chavalo/a = kid
Guirila (sweet corn tortilla served with homemade cheese and sour cream), gallo pinto (rice and black beans), cuajada (homemade cheese)
Known for its coffee, cacao, and dairy products
*Dates may be subject to change.
June 12 – Participants arrive. Project Leadership Teams pick them up at the airport and the group spends the night in Managua.
June 13 – 14 – Briefing. Participants travel with the Project Leadership Team to the city of Juigalpa. Staff lead all participants in a country-specific orientation to AMIGOS and the Chontales Project. The first Youth Encuentro (capacity building workshops held for local youth) will take place on the last day of briefing.
June 18 – 22 – Week 1 of Extracurricular Activities: Getting to know your community and its environment.
June 25 – 29 – Week 2 of Extracurricular Activities: Health.
July 2 – 6 – Week 3 of Extracurricular Activities: Creative Expression.
July 9 – 13 – Week 4 of Extracurricular Activities: Inclusion, Diversity, and Bullying Prevention
Week of July 9 – 13 – Midterm. Supervisors organize a time to relax with all the Chontales participants and the Project Leadership Team. Participants will have an option to call home during this time.
July 16 – 20 – Week 5 of Extracurricular Activities: Gender Equality
July 23 – 27 – Week 6 of Extracurricular Activities: The Environment and Food Security. The despedida (goodbye party) will be held this week.
July 29 – August 1 – Participants leave community on the 29th and come together for debriefing. This is a chance for participants to process, reflect, and prepare to return home. They will also get a chance to see different attractions in and around Juigalpa. On July 31, participants will leave Juigalpa with the Project Leadership Team and travel to Managua.
August 1 – Participants depart.