Join the next Sheffield to Estelí Delegation in 2018

It’s time for us to start thinking about our next visit to Estelí and we would like to hear from people who would be interested in joining us.  In 2018 we will be organising a delegation of people from our wonderful city of Sheffield to visit our colleagues and friends in Estelí and share some life changing experiences whilst learning more about each others’ culture, communities and history.  People who took part in the 2014 delegation reflected that it was an eye-opening and incredibly positive experience.  They had the opportunity to spend time with families and professionals from a completely different culture to their own, but with whom they found they also had a lot in common!

The itinerary of the 2018 delegation will be shaped by the participants and our partners in Estelí, but will involve chances to meet people working in fields of interest to you, experiences of life in the town as well as in the rural communities in nearby nature reserves and a chance to learn more about the history of our twin town with local guides.  As well as taking part in project visits, experience sharing and group activities there will be opportunities to explore more widely within Nicaragua and enjoy some free time to pursue your own interests.

To register your interest in the 2018 Sheffield to Estelí Delegation get in touch through our Contact Page.

 

Harmonies and Hummingbirds by Sarah

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In May 2016 we were approached by Sarah Grearson, a student at Sheffield University languages department to see if we would like to collaborate with her on her Masters dissertation in translation.  Sarah’s proposal was to write a blog focused on two projects we currently support, whose co-ordinators have also visited Sheffield.  She interviewed both about their experiences as community activists in Estelí via Skype and wrote a blog about their lives to share with people in both cities in Spanish and in English.  We were really pleased with her work, to read it for yourself follow this link:

Harmonies and Hummingbirds