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Lydia Pittman

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Review for Newton San Juan Del Sur Sister City Project Inc, Newton, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Free High School is amazing! Every Saturday it is PACKED with students, who come from far and wide and spend the entire day in school. Some students sit in chairs out in the hallway, looking into the class through the windows because the classes are so full. It is truly inspirational to see how dedicated these hardworking people are to getting an education. The endeavor would not be possible without the help of volunteers and donors, both from Nicaragua and around the world.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've been inspired by this organization for years as I've seen friends and acquaintances graduate from the Free High School, giving them more opportunities in life, and showing their children the value of an education.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

The Free High School is overcrowded and in demand! It has started building a new campus but this is only in the beginning stages. It needs a lot more money and help to create a true campus, rather than borrowing a children's elementary school every Saturday.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?


Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Find funding to hire a volunteer coordinator

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Inspiration, meeting new friends, learning ABOUT Nicaragua FROM Nicaraguans, hearing people's true individual stories, providing an opportunity for American and Nicaraguan students to meet, ask each other questions, practice language skills, and form bonds.

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Role:  Volunteer & I bring students to visit the Free High School every year on a trip to Nicaragua. It amazes and inspires them.