International teacher & traveler, bilingual, very active in local issues including education, water and community projects such as local road and beach clean ups every season with the neighborhood children and offer English, computer and art classes to the local community children. Currently working on trying to get workable laptops for excellent 2nd year university students. Donate a used but good laptop - take everything off it and donate it to progress in education. It really makes a difference to these students' educational success and their families future too.
Also we accept anything for the local school children and teachers since the schools, children and their families basically have nothing. Items can be used and in good quality including puzzles, coloring books, stickers, backpacks, or anything for school and learning will be put to very good use and bring lots of smiles.
Sporting equipment, used clothing and shoes in any size are all appreciated and will be shared with the local school children who help to clean the beach and road several times a year. Teach volunteering in the community, recycling and environmental awareness. All donations will be greatly appreciated and support educational success!
Special Urgent Request for Donations:
October 2014, a night of torrential rains and multiple landslides off of Volcano Concepcion resulted in disasters to hundreds of families in various communities with about 12 km of the main highway being covered with boulders, tree trunks, and gravel from half-way up Volcano Concepcion to near the lake coast. We are coordinating school supplies to be donated to the children from these local families whose homes were destroyed in various indigenous communities including Los Ramos, Santa Teresa, Urbaite, Sintiope and La Sabana.
Most of these farm families also had all their basic food crops destroyed and will be challenged economically to provide the basics for their families and maintain their children in school.
Every backpack, pencil, eraser, sharpener, scissors, glue stick, box of crayons can make a huge difference to these children, families and communities.
Please let me know if you can help to bring donations!
We enjoy hosting guests and meeting new people - sharing from our gardens or something unique and wonderful from the island along with intercultural exchanges.
Our guest house rentals have received excellent reviews on travel sites such as tripadvisor, etc.. and we appreciate recommendations.
We look forward to meeting you on magical Ometepe Island!