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HMA Chris Campbell, along with Jenny Morris from the Foreign Office in London, visited two projects run by Raleigh International near Estelí in Nicaragua in March. These two projects were being run under the UK DFID-funded global programme, International Citizen Service.
This project brings together young people from both the United Kingdom and, in this case, Nicaragua to work on social projects in rural areas. Volunteers spend between 10 and 12 weeks on specific projects, using their skills and energy to bring about positive changes in the selected communities.
The two projects in Estelí have involved working on a community centre and providing clean water to rural communities, among other things. Well done to all! If you’d like to get involved, have a look at the ICS website at: http://www.raleighinternational.org/what-we-do/raleigh-ics