Viva Nicaragua! strives to improve the overall socio-economic conditions of all Nicaraguans through programs that emphasize education. We work with institutions and communities to provide educational opportunities that create citizens that are pro-active in their heath, human rights, families, and society in general. Education is the key to development and social justice - and all of our programs - whether in health, social work, children and youth, or gender development - place an emphasis upon education.
Join us in our education and development efforts. The following is just a sample of the programs we offer:
Public health - Work in a clinic or community alongside healthcare professionals to bring patients information about important health topics including sanitation, diabetes, reproductive health, pre-natal care, and other important health topics. Help educate people and support their efforts to become pre-active in their health and the health of their families and communities. Gain experience and contribute to public health efforts.
Social Work-Work alongside high risk youth, women's groups, people suffering from substance abuse, or organizations that work to prevent family violence to form support, education, and advocacy groups. Help our efforts and the work of community groups and social organizations to reduce social problems that limit people's human rights and the overall socio-economic development of the country.
Scholarship and formal education/vocational training - Part of your placement fees go to support our scholarships for elementary, high-school, and university students. We work with these youth to provide them the educational support they need to finish their studies including tutoring, a library, a computer lab, and other vocational training. Completing formal education opens up economic opportunities to help reduce the cycle of poverty and contribute to justice, development, and respect for human rights.