Beaches hugging blue waters, volcanoes capped by clouds, and lush rainforests provide the backdrop for your adventure in Nicaragua. In the country’s southwest region, you’ll live and work among some of the most spiritually rich people in the world and learn about the colonial history of Granada. By participating in grassroots projects in rural communities, you’ll not only get your hands dirty but help remove the barriers to education for young community members. Taking advantage of your exotic flora and fauna surroundings, you’ll also learn about conservation and rural development challenges. Get ready to grip adventure by the tail!
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See the effects of natural disaster on Nicaragua’s infrastructure firsthand, and learn about the work Free The Children has done in partnership with communities in response to these catastrophes.
Explore issues surrounding access to employment in rural Nicaragua, and understand how issues like disability impact this.
Learn about the challenges communities face in rural Nicaragua in accessing education, including a lack of proper education infrastructure and resources.
Find out about the challenges posed in rural communities by a lack of nearby, quality medical facilities.
Understand the challenges local communities face in accessing clean water.
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Your youth trip includes round-trip airfare from Toronto, Canada (when arranged by ME to WE). Adjusted program fees are available for trips departing from gateways outside of Toronto. Also included: accommodations while on the ground, three meals daily, bottled and/or purified water, and entrance fees to activities.
In addition, language lessons, volunteer placement activities, and leaderships training (including comprehensive action planning) are provided.
You will also have access to a facilitator, who is available 24 hours a day, as well as a 24-hour emergency service. Your trip does not include travel medical insurance, passport and visa fees, or additional baggage fees.