The Nicaragua-UI Partnership: Health and Education
The Nicaragua Partnership offers student scholarships for a two-week summer study abroad to learn, serve and grow in rural Nicaragua. Our Nicaragua partners, health and education professionals, traditional healers, development experts, and community members, generously invite students into their health clinics, schools, organizations and homes. Students have the opportunity to work alongside our partners and learn as they assist in a clinic, teach English lessons, lead a basketball practice, interview indigenous community leaders, and learn from traditional healers.
Since 2013, Students have joined hands with our Nicaraguan partners to assist with needed projects. During this summer 2018 trip, students will help construct a wheelchair-accessible ramp for a remote health clinic, expand the clinic’s medicinal garden, help provide scarce medical supplies, replace flood-damaged library books, and raise support for one year of leadership training for four community members in a desperately poor area. Our Nicaraguan partners will benefit from our material and physical support, and we will leave Nicaragua touched and changed by our partners' expertise and their open hospitality, warm hearts, and generous and strong spirits.
The Nicaragua Partnership aligns seamlessly with the mission and strategic plan of the University of Idaho to engage with partners to solve complex issues, to appreciate and embrace diversity, and to provide rich and meaningful learning opportunities for students. Our long term goal is to create an endowment to support student scholarships and community development projects, and to expand the involvement of University of Idaho students, faculty, and staff in Nicaragua.
A little goes a long way in Nicaragua. Please support the Nicaragua Partnership, any amount of giving will benefit University of Idaho students and our partners. Thank you!