Computers for Village kids in Nicaragua


When we visited Nicaragua in the summer of 2015 and brought refurbished computers to the village, it was the first time the kids of Jiquillio saw a computer. They learned to type their names right away, and then began to draw pictures with Paint and read Spanish books in our eBook library. Immense thanks to Toby Liu and Mr. Paul Liu for all their help and involvement in this project.

The laptops were wiped of all their contents, and a new Windows operating system was installed (donated by Microsoft). We also installed hundreds of English and Spanish books and learning materials. Thirteen year old Samuel Park (1kl-library.org) from North Carolina kindly donated a Spanish-interface Kindle with Spanish books to the students there. Thanks, Sam! The computers and Kindle have permanent homes in Jiquilillo, Nicaragua now to help with education, English and Spanish learning in the villages.

Soccer is very popular in Nicaragua, but there are no soccer fields in the three villages of Jiquilillo, Los Zorro, and Padre Ramos. These three villages neighbor each other on the coast of Nicaragua. During the summer of 2015, we traveled to the newly built Popup Technology School that serves these three villages and built soccer and basetball goals, as well as donated 11 balls. The students there had never played basketball, so we also introduced them to the sport. Thanks to Drs. Jennifer and Bob McNeill and their sons David, John, and Nate McNeill from Dallas, TX for bringing 6 basketballs to the kids.

 

Volunteering in Nicaragua:

We collaborate with Color my World (http://colormyworldkids.org/) in Nicaragua humanitarian trips which include building houses, helping homelessness, and bringing comforting stuffed animals to orphans.  

 

 

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