Overview of Nicaragua Education Initiative
The Nicaragua Education Initiative is a project that engages in a multicultural exchange between Bard students and the community of Chacraseca, Nicaragua. While staying with host families in Chacraseca during the winter intersession, the project takes Bard students to Chacraseca every January to foster creative learning experiences where students can express themselves in new and collaborative ways. Students in Chacraseca express creativity through science, math, English, and art lessons. Although the trip is only three weeks, the project is a year-long process. Throughout the year, the project raises funds for university students and other scholarships that promote sustainable education. The Nicaragua Education Initiative values learning both inside and outside of the classroom. The connections and relationships we build cannot be learned at a desk, and this multicultural exchange widens the perspectives of each individual involved in the project. Every January for three weeks a group of 12 students from Bard go to Chacraseca, a small village in Nicaragua, where we stay with host family. We teach from 9:00am through 1:00pm during the weekdays. Although the trip is only three weeks, the project is a year-long process. Throughout the year, the project raises funds for university students and other scholarships that promote sustainable education.
Club Officers Odalis Panza Gonzales