Sheridan Delegation Travels to San José el Paraíso

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If you’ve traveled internationally, you probably know that the hardest part is often just getting there. There’s the preparation, the documents, the scramble to learn a few key phrases, then the actual travel. But for eight teachers who journeyed to San José el Paraíso this past March, the toughest part was not getting from Wyoming to the farthest reaches of …

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Alpha Phi Omega – Tau: Students Transformed Through Service

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When a group of strangers offers to raise money for your organization, the obvious answer is yes. When they are students from a fraternity — “millennials”, some would say dismissively — and they send you $4,500, you start asking questions. Soon you discover that the co-ed “brothers” of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) are not your typical college kids. They are …

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Water Transforms San José El Paraíso (Part I)

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El Paraíso sits just up the road from Bocana de Tawa, our 2015 project. Representatives from El Paraíso sought out our delegation in 2015 and have quickly mobilized the community. A year and a half later, El Paraíso has united 31 families and completed the necessary paperwork. El Paraíso will receive the next PSH school. Homes will be equipped with latrines. However, …

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Inaugural Cien Amigos Gathering a Big Success

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To quote the old Billie Holiday tune, “The difficult I’ll do right now. The impossible will take a little while.” Every day our Nicaraguan communities are doing the difficult and chipping away at the impossible. For our part, with the Cien Amigos Society, we are building a sustaining membership of social investors who share this vision of overcoming the impossible. …

The Tawa Inauguration

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I recently traveled to Nicaragua with Project Schoolhouse (PSH) for the very first time, spending several days of hiking through the lush Nicaraguan jungle and bonding with the warm people who call this place home. The inauguration of our most recent school, Tawa, was a celebration like no other. Arriving in the back of a pickup truck, our guests of …

Project Schoolhouse: Building Bridges

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For the past decade, Project Schoolhouse has worked building schools and water systems in rural Nicaragua, but when a unique obstacle presents itself, PSH is there to provide support. Children in the community of San Antonio, Nicaragua can see the school from across the Ubu River, but it rises too high for them to cross. As a result of this, …