HELP ME study GLOBAL HEALTH and SUSTAINABILITY in NICARAGUA!
Organized by: Chayla Todd
EVENT DATE Dec 13, 2014
Dear All Family, Friends, Community members, and Crowdrise users!
I am writing to ask your support for my participation in the University of Oregon’s ALTERNATIVE BREAK WINTER NICARAGUA experience. This is an incredible opportunity sponsored by the University’s Holden Center, which is an office of LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT at the University of Oregon. This particular SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM is focused on PUBLIC HEALTH and SUSTAINABLE TOURISM. It will provide a way for me to bond with other students and staff by breaking out of the traditional academic break period. Instead, our team will spend our time immersed in service through mutually beneficial community partnerships in Nicaragua. I will have enormous opportunities for exploring SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUES and reflecting on our involvement, impact, and what we learn from the local people in Playa Gigante.
Some of our trip will be spent in Jinotega, Nicaragua where we will be in a home stay. This will allow me to spend close one-on-one time with local people in their natural setting. The rest of our trip will be spent in Playa Gigante at Finca El Peten, a fair-trade organic coffee farm where the people are largely self sustainable, mostly living off food grown on their own land. We will partner with other more permanent service organizations in the area working at a new local clinic to help with public heath surveys and exploring local Diabetes issues.
This year’s selection process for the winter trip was highly competitive, and I was fortunate enough to get selected. This is an incredible opportunity for me as a student interested in sustainable global health. We will be doing our best to create our own fundraisers and participate in the fundraising events that the Holden Center helps us to develop. Through other funding I have covered most of the cost, however we still need $626 by December 1st to make the first payment and cover passport fees. No donation is too small and every kind of support helps. If you can't donate, share my link and let everyone know who might be able to. We can do this! Si Se Puede!