Newsletter – August 2021

Newsletter – August 2021

In these… odd and extraordinary days, I find myself thinking that if anyone ever doubted… the potential in one action taken, or left undone, and the connectedness of one place to every other one around the world… there is ample proof each of us matters and makes a difference in ways we may never fully see. And there is deep joy and gorgeous creativity in that.

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An Interview With Adriana

An Interview With Adriana

Adriana is a student at the University of Science & Technology in Costa Rica, studying Industrial Engineering. While Adriana was waiting for classes to resume last year, we caught up with her with some questions about her Pathway to Progress experience. What are some of your favorite memories of being […]

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An Interview With Kerstin

An Interview With Kerstin

Now 20 years old, Kerstin is a 3rd year med student at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) studying Medicine and General Surgery. In her own words, here are her thoughts on participating in the Pathway Program. What are some of your favorite memories of being in the Pathway […]

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An Interview With Francisco

An Interview With Francisco

Francisco dropped out of school after 6th grade. He was 14 years old when Ed met him, a kid with nothing to do and nowhere to go. He told Ed he wanted to go back to school. Ed was not convinced it would work out, but Francisco persisted. To make […]

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A Service Trip to Managua (Mission 2020)

A Service Trip to Managua (Mission 2020)

The group of Greater Louisville Medical Society Foundation medical professionals who visited Managua
in January this year was a bit smaller than before. Ten of us decided that helping the poorest in the utterly poor nation of Nicaragua, despite its 2019 civil uprising and its bloody reprisals, was worth it. We signed papers accepting the risk and added emergency insurance to get into a country that was listed by the State Department as high risk due to “civil unrest, crime, limited health care availability, and arbitrary enforcement of laws”.

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Newsletter – July 2020

Newsletter – July 2020

More than ever, we’re grateful for you, the community of Pathway to Progress (P2P) supporters, who have funded, volunteered, celebrated and advocated for Pathway to Progress Nicaragua through the years. At a time when everything feels uncertain for all of us, we find comfort and encouragement knowing that you are with us.

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Newsletter – May 2019

Newsletter – May 2019

Amid many difficulties that continue to weigh the country down, life goes on as usual for most of us and you would never know from the smiles on our kids’ faces that there are any problems at all. I love the picture below of Pedro and Kevin Jose, two of our 2018 high school graduates who are now enrolled in an 8-month intensive English course at Palabra de Vida/Word of Life Institute on the outskirts of Managua. It’s hard to believe we’ve known these two fine young men, since they were 6 years old. Now, at 17, they are working hard to become fluent in English.

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Newsletter – February 2019

Newsletter – February 2019

We’re back in Managua! And very glad to be here! This little 3rd grader, Angelica, was a keen little ‘’camper’’ in our back-to school camp two weeks ago. Camp consisted of art and oral story-telling, math games and fun English activities, all aimed at bringing the children together and re-energizing them for the new school year. The older kids, in grades 4-6, even got Carpentry Class with ‘’Don Eduardo’’ and proudly made little step stools they took home at the end of the week. Angelica will get to do that next year!

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Newsletter – October 2018

Newsletter – October 2018

In May, I wrote about the political crisis that was gripping Nicaragua. I was hoping that by this writing, I would have better news to share but sadly, I remain as perplexed as ever. There are too many variables, too many complexities for me to fathom, let alone pass fair comment on. We do not want to diminish the seriousness of what is going on in Nicaragua, but we want you to know that there is much good amid the heartache. Even though it is sometimes hard to see, it is there.

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Newsletter – June 2018

Newsletter – June 2018

It isn’t possible to write a newsletter this month without referring to the current crisis in Nicaragua. By now, many of you will have heard of the agonizing struggle the country is currently going through. It is a struggle that began on April 18th and, as of yesterday’s news,
has escalated to an unprecedented level of violence. We are writing from here in Nova Scotia because we decided a few weeks ago that we needed to leave the country temporarily. The Pathway program continues to serve the kids and their families in spite of the continuing political unrest.

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