30 March 2017 - 12.00 - 16.30 Science and Sustainability Skills for a Global Society. Continuing Professional Development for teachers (Global Learning Programme). Download the flyer
Donor Organisation Visits Masaya Projects - Head of Sustainability at Southern Housing Association talks to families about the benefits of the projects that received SHA donation.
Young People and the Economy - Launch of a new project with partners in Masaya, focusing on youth enterprise and in collaboration with Swiss NGO Interteam. Read more here.
Projects in Masaya - Annual Review 2016 - a photographic record of work with our partner organisation in Nicaragua.
One of the regular donors to the LMLG’s projects in Masaya is the London-based Southern Housing Group. In January, the organisation’s Head of Sustainability, Will Routh, visited Nicaragua and went to meet some of the families involved in the various projects and find out if and how they have benefitted . John Perry, the LMLG’s committee member in Masaya accompanied Will and reports on the conversations. Read more here:
One thing leads to another
Inspired by a volunteering placement in Nicaragua with Raleigh International, Richard Sieff is now an active and invaluable member of the LMLG’s Management Committee. In this blog he describes how we can all learn and benefit from connecting with communities in other parts of the world. https://raleighinternational.org/blog/alumni/richard-takes-action-back-home-leicester/
Below are some of our project bulletins, written specially by John Perry, our Managment Committee member based in Nicaragua. These relate to work that is being undertaken by our partner organisation, ADIC, the Association for Integrated Community Development.
Agrovivienda is the long term housing project, for small farmers in Masaya, supported by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Leicester Masaya Link Group.
The Nicaragua Network (Nica Net) provides information from a network of solidarity, sister city and peace and justice committees. Publications include the Nicaragua Network Hotline, the Nicaragua News Service the Nicaragua Monitor and occasional monographs.
Get the latest news from Nicaragua by visiting Nica Net.
There are no current newsletters from the LMLG but we hope to produce a quarterly email update in due course.
Past newsletters can be viewed below.
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General Updates and Information about Nicaragua
El Niño Triggers Drought, Food Crisis in Nicaragua -
The spectre of famine is haunting Nicaragua. The second poorest country in Latin America, and one of the 10 most vulnerable to climate change in the world, is facing a meteorological phenomenon that threatens its food security.
Scientists at the Nicaraguan Institute for Territorial Studies (INETER) say the situation is correlated with the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), a weather cycle that periodically causes drought on the western Pacific seaboard and the centre of the country, in contrast with seasonal flooding in the north and the eastern Caribbean coast. Read more here http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/07/el-nino-triggers-drought-food-crisis-in-nicaragua/