October 3, 2012
Wiconsin-Nicaragua Partners is organized and managed from Stevens Point to allow all the partner cities to develop their own programs, funding projects, local Nicaragua projects and support activities such as collecting and shipping materials, supplies etc that are needed in each of the partner cities. The overall leadership is vital to provide input from each partner city leadership including the local Nicaragua leaders and to collect and ship the tons of supplies needed in each area. It allows for an appreciation of the big picture and the requirements of the government and villages as well as locally lead and implemented projects. The progress among the families of Las Lagunas is only a single example of the good that a small, well organized and committed group can accomplish with year round planning and onsite visits 1-2 x a year. Education through scholarships has allowed many students to progress from grade 6-high school and others to receive vocational and university education. Many villagers learn and produce crafts in the learning center and library. The health clinic is becoming a reality. The village has a baseball team, new projects in planting, agriculture, water quality and many others are in planning stages. This is a top organization with the power to bring change person to person while respecting the autonomy of the village and country.
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