The ProNica website paraphrases the missions of the Los Quinchos and Las Yahoskas programs in terms of reaffirming human rights for children: a secure home, food, shelter, an education, and a peaceful childhood. Basic needs denied children all over the world. Simple requirements even small children can understand and appreciate, but we seldom offer them a means to contribute.
“One cannot expect positive results from an educational or political action program which fails to respect the particular view of the world held by the people. Such a program constitutes cultural invasion, good intentions notwithstanding.” ~Paulo Freire
Although I have seen his educational philosophy in practice in the classroom, the delegation to Nicaragua expanded my understanding of Frierean principles as they relate to solidarity work and social action; in particular, NGOs and activists fighting for women’s empowerment and health... bit.ly/1Lg6Bj5... See MoreSee Less
Doña “Victoria” was just over 40-years-old when Casa del Niño coordinator Rosario González first met her. Rosario had traveled with her team to the distant rural community of El Horno (The Furnace) as part of their cervical cancer prevention campaign. Rosario recalled that, “Under the scorching sun, there was a group of women walking toward the community church. We called out to them and offered to talk with them about our prevention campaign. They invited us into the church, and there we talked with a small group of women; Victoria was one of them...” bit.ly/1Cedfy0... See MoreSee Less