Total Cost: $1300 plus airfare
Total due: June 15, 2014
Deposit due: May 31, 2014
Peace has a long history of leading delegations to Nicaragua. The WFP Southeast
region has led youth delegations to Nicaragua every summer for 20 years. Nicaragua
is an ideal destination for youth who want to experience a different culture
and way of living. It is a peaceful and beautiful country with abundant natural
resources. It is also the poorest country in Central America.
policies and corporate practices have contributed to this extreme poverty. In the 1980’s, the U.S. organized, trained
and armed a Nicaraguan paramilitary group that came to be known as the
Contras. The resulting war left
thousands of innocent Nicaraguans dead, and the country’s infrastructure in
tatters. Currently, Nicaragua is party to the Central American Free Trade
Agreement (CAFTA), which encourages Nicaragua to compete globally by attracting
foreign investment with cheap and abundant labor. These companies set up
factories, or maquilas, where many Nicaraguans work in harsh conditions for
for Peace Southeast youth delegation to Nicaragua will introduce you to
Nicaraguan people and culture, teach you about the realities of free and fair
trade, give you the skills to be an advocate for social justice, and allow you
to explore some of Nicaragua’s most beautiful attractions while developing
life-long friendships with other high school students.
must be between the ages of 15 and 19 to apply.
delegation you can expect to:
- Discover the
history of Nicaragua.
- Stay with
Nicaraguan families in urban Managua and rural Ramon Garcia.
- Learn about
the impacts of trade policy Central America.
- Visit a
maquila (factory) to witness working conditions.
- Meet with
maquila workers who will share with us the realities of working long hours for
- Explore the
benefits of fair trade.
beautiful national forests, mountains, and lakes.
- Meet other
young adults working for social justice.
- Visit the
U.S. Embassy to advocate for fair policies.
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