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)
*Dates may be subject to change.
June 19 – Participants arrive. Project Leadership Teams pick them up at the airport and the group travels to the briefing site, outside of Matagalpa.
June 19 – 22 – Briefing. Project Leadership Teams lead all participants in a country-specific orientation to AMIGOS and the Matagalpa Project. On the last day of briefing, the group will travel to Matagalpa, where local volunteers will join for the first youth encuentro, a workshop for local youth.
June 24 – 30 – Week 1 of Extracurricular Activities, fun sessions for local youth that focus on specific topics. Week 1’s topic is “Getting to Know Your Community and Its Environment.”
July 1 – 7 – Week 2 of Extracurricular Activities: The Environment: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
July 8 – 14 – Week 3 of Extracurricular Activities: Leadership & Positive Relationships.
July 13 – 14 – Youth encuentro
July 15 – 21 – Week 4 of Extracurricular Activities: Health: Nutrition & Hygiene
July 22 – 28 – Week 5 of Extracurricular Activities: Community Health.
July 29 – Despedida – host families, community members, partner agencies, and participants have a goodbye party.
July 29 – August 1 – Participants leave their communities and come together for debriefing: a workshop to process your experiences together and prepare for your return home. Participants will also go on excursions to some cool Nicaraguan spots!
August 1 – Participants depart.