TecNicaLearning Exchange January 2012 Nicaragua

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Upcoming learning exchange to Nicaragua. PPT created to promote the trip.

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TecNicaLearning Exchange January 2012 Nicaragua

  1. 1. Coffee, crafts and culture: A learning exchange in Nicaragua <ul><li>January, 2012 </li></ul><ul><li>San Ramon, Matagalpa, Nicaragua </li></ul>
  2. 2. 11 days in Nicaragua <ul><li>2012 exchange will include more time for reflection, and more opportunities to experience life in San Ramon </li></ul><ul><li>Planned activities include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Poetry workshops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oral history </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coffee camps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>And more </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Why a Learning exchange? <ul><li>We wanted to shift the model of “service” learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning model evolved from discussions in Nicaragua. </li></ul>
  4. 4. San Ramon <ul><li>In the heart of coffee country </li></ul>
  5. 5. Communities
  6. 6. Livelihoods
  7. 7. El Chile | The survival of a traditional craft.
  8. 9. 2011 LEARNING EXCHANGE
  9. 10. 2 days from our schedule <ul><li>Wednesday 05 January, Coffee Camp La Hermandad 7:00 am Breakfast with host families. 8:30 a.m. Meet at the office of Planting Hope to go to Coffee Camp Hermandad.. 12:00 am Lunch at the camp,together with the children. 5:00 pm Return to San Ramon. 6:00 pm Dinner with host families. 7:00 pm Meeting with the group for discussion / reflection in the office of Planting Hope. Thursday 06 January, and Matagalpa Ocalca Day 7:00 am Breakfast with host families. 8:00 a.m. Meet at the office - take the bus to visit Coffee Camp Ocalca. 12:00 Lunch at Oasis , Matagalpa. 2:00 pm Visit Sol Café. 5:00 pm Return to San Ramon. 6:00 pm Dinner with host families. 7:00 pm Meet at the office – jewelry workshop and mural work. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Homestays
  11. 12. Modes of transit
  12. 13. Activities <ul><li>Coffee Camps </li></ul><ul><li>Livelihoods </li></ul><ul><li>Mural </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Arts/Crafts </li></ul><ul><li>Dialog and reflection </li></ul>
  13. 14. Coffee camps
  14. 16. The mural
  15. 17. Dialog and reflection
  16. 18. Digital arts
  17. 20. Arts and crafts
  18. 21. The final two days
  19. 23. Lessons learned and changes <ul><li>9 days is not long enough </li></ul><ul><li>More time in San Ramon is needed </li></ul><ul><li>More time for dialog and reflection is desirable </li></ul><ul><li>More pre-trip interaction and inclusion in planning would be useful </li></ul>
  20. 24. Info <ul><li>http://tecnicalearningexchange.wordpress.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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