Partnership, Development, Empowerment
Leicester Masaya Link Group
A twinning organisation that brought communities together to develop educational and sustainable development projects in Leicester and Masaya.
The Leicester Masaya Link Group committee have recently reached the very difficult decision to bring the organization to a close at the end of this financial year, 2021/22.
We are very sorry that we have come to this decision. The formal link between Leicester and Masaya will continue and of course we will continue to follow events in Nicaragua with interest. If you wish to do the same, we'd direct you to the Centre for Development in Central America (@ jhc-ccda.org), our founding member John Perry's blog (@ twoworlds.me) and the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign (@ nicaraguaasc.og.uk).
We are incredibly proud of everything that the LMLG achieved over it's history and all the hard work carried out by so many people over so many years. Thank you to everyone who has worked with us and supported this work. Siempre.
Who We Are
We worked in partnership to facilitate projects for sustainable development in the Masaya region and we raised awareness of global issues through educational projects across all sectors of the community in Leicester and the surrounding area.
What We Did
In Leicester, the LMLG raises public awareness of the link and related global issues across all sectors of the community.
We worked in partnership with local organisations in Masaya to facilitate practical projects that promoted sustainable development and empowered the people they involve
We helped with building water tanks with subsistence farmers, organise training in livestock rearing and income generation projects for women, creating organic gardens and tree planting projects in rural schools and installing photovoltaic panels in areas without electricity.
Strengthen Local Partners
We used our experience of development and knowledge of Nicaragua to provide a rich source of materials and programmes for schools, youth and community groups.
Support Educational Programmes
In Leicester and Masaya, the LMLG supported and organised educational programmes that help to further the development and knowledge of children and the wider communities.
Facilitate Sustainable Development
In all projects, the LMLG strived to uphold best practice in development, encouraging community participation to find local solutions and using a revolving fund scheme to ensure financial sustainability.
Installing solar electricity for farming households remote from the electricity grid
Destination: Think is a resource for youth workers complete with lesson plan, activities and resources