A typical day for a volunteer walking down the street in Nicaragua: “SSSSSSSSSSSsssssss…. “Chela!” “Sexy!” “I love you baby…” “Give me your number, I deserve it.” … Continue reading Machismo/Patriarchy/Male Chauvinism: Call It What You Want, Sexism is Not to Be Accepted
This is a guest post by Laura Linde, a Camp CHACA 2016 counselor. As a counselor at Camp CHACA, watching 52 chavalos/boys grow and change into caballeros/gentlemen in the span of five days was incredibly powerful. Two of … Continue reading Interview with a CHACA Participant
This is a guest post by Polly Wiltz, a Camp CHACA 2016 counselor. Upon arriving to my site a year and a half ago, my first plan of action was to form a volleyball team to help integrate myself into … Continue reading From a Chavallo to a Caballero: How CHACA Created Agents of Change
This is a guest post by Kat, a Mi Momento 2016 Counselor. Judging by her bright eyes and wild laugh I knew Doña Tina would be a … Continue reading Powerful Female Profile: Doña Tina of Achuapa’s Sesame Cooperative
This is a guest post by Coco Lim, a GLOW 2017 Counselor Campamento GLOW (Girls Leading Our World) is a week long camp for girls ages … Continue reading Camp GLOW 2017: ¿QUIÉN ERES? ¡SOY YO!
GAD Nicaragua just wrapped up Camp GLOW 2017. Stay tuned for blog posts about the event. Here’s a sneak peek to tide you over: Video credit: Coco Lim Continue reading Video Highlights from Camp GLOW 2017
This is a guest post by Andrew, a CHACA 2016 Counselor. “Hay que unirse no para estar juntos, sino para hacer algo juntos” — “You must join together not just to be together, but to do something together.” Nicaraguans are … Continue reading Camp CHACA 2016: Why We Need Nicaraguan Counterparts
This is a guest post by Robin, a Mi Momento 2016 Counselor. Throughout my service I have had the pleasure to send two girls to camp … Continue reading Camp Mi Momento 2016: Being a Part of the Solution
Dear Fellow PCVs, WHAT & WHEN: GAD will be holding our 5th Annual Camp GLOW (Girls Leading Our World or Muchachas Guiando Nuestro Mundo) in the … Continue reading Attention Current Nica PCVs: GLOW 2017 Applications due Nov 13th!