Programas Especiales in Camboya

While being the second largest Central American country, Nicaragua’s beauty is second to none! This dreamland has inspired poets and artists for centuries and captured the imagination of those who have had the fortune to have set foot on them.

Nicas (Nicaraguans) are joyful and artistic oriented people who feel very proud of their many cultural achievements and cultural traditions. After the end of their civil war in 1990 Nicaraguans have managed to build a stable and independent democracy that has allowed for foreign investments to flow in and boost the local economy, particularly in Tourism and Real Estate industries.

Like its neighbouring Central American countries, Nicaragua is blessed with most agreeable weather conditions, bewildering sights and natural landscapes which include rainforest, paradisiac tropical beaches, mountains that hide ancient aboriginal ruins, amazing volcanoes and valleys  irrigated by rivers that nourish an ever-blooming  flora of breathtaking beauty and a fauna of great diversity.

CW’s programs are placed in Granada and its surroundings. This is the first European city built in America and is being massively restored and revitalized. Located on the shore of the Nicaragua Lake, this beautiful colonial city is the perfect destination for volunteers who wish to improve their Spanish language skills and get to know Nicaraguan culture and customs at a deeper level

These are our Programs in Nicaragua:

-Youth program.

-Daycare program.

-Women’s program.

-Physical therapy program.

-Conservation program.

 

What’s included in our fair-cost policy?

 

All our programs include a fixed price Registration Fee of US$249 and a Program Fee that varies according to the duration of the program and the services included.

 

The Registration Fee covers the costs of all that Connecting Worlds has to do in order to organise the experience in an efficient manner and offer each participant a quality program. These costs include marketing, staff salaries, travel costs of staff who visit and inspect each of the programs on offer and Connecting Worlds’ solidarity fund among others. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.

 

The Program Fee is the total cost of everything related to the services that the volunteer will be able to take advantage of upon arrival to the destination of their choice. For example, accommodation, meals, transfers, the donation made to the volunteer project, welcome orientation and constant 24/7 support. The payment for this fee goes directly to the country in which the volunteer will be stationed, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a fee which helps organisations that work in the country associated with the program at hand to move forwards with their projects and generate work opportunities for the local community.

 

Thanks to our fair-cost policy, the volunteer benefits from not having to pay high fees and our local partners benefit from being able to invest in their projects and keep things moving forwards. Connecting Worlds also benefits from keeping the costs of its programs as low as possible because we get the opportunity to support local communities and make a difference in our own small but important way.

Youth program

Although primary schooling is free and compulsory in this country, the local government initiatives to decrease the high level of school outfall have so far failed to achiebçve the desired results. Some of these initiatives involve providing schooled children with transportation, supplies and free meals, yet 700.000 children didn’t enrol at any school last year.

In order to address this serious cultural problem our organization provide a variety of in-school and afterschool programs in Granada that include educational, recreational and daily care activities.

According to your skills and preferences, you can volunteer for this program and help with English classes, arts, sports and dance activities, as well as lend a hand with meals and snacks preparation and children's entertainment and contention.

To participate in this programs volunteers need an intermediate level of Spanish language skills, be creative, flexible and proactive in order to overcome the lack of material resources.

Women’s program

Girl’s Home: This program is aimed to offer a safe and loving environment and psychological contention to orphan girls (huérfanas) who have in many cases endured physical and psychological abuse.

Volunteers for this program assist nuns, nurses, psychologists, social workers and care-takers in their endeavours to help these extraordinary children overcome their traumas and develop a strong self-esteem and confidence so that they can aspire to a better future.

The program includes a variety of educational and recreational activities and therapeutic workshops; and volunteers’ expertise or experience in any of the areas involved are highly valued.

This program is open only for female volunteers and participants need to have high-intermediate level of Spanish language skills.

Minimum duration for this program is four weeks.

Program Fees:

 

Volunteer duration Program Fee USD*
2 weeks 562
3 weeks 692
4 weeks 888
5 weeks 1012
6 weeks 1136
7 weeks 1260

 

*Please note: All Volunteer programs in Nicaragua attract a refundable*Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee.  A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment. You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.

 

*Please read our refund policy.

What do my fees pay for?

 

Registration Fee:  Discounted program fees, Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, staff salary, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund,  administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

 

Program Fee:  Accommodation and 2 meals per day (homestay), certificate of volunteering, transportation to language school and volunteer project site, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.

 

What’s no included:  Air tickets, Vaccinations, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels,  transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, Personal expenses and International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation. Our participants in Nicaragua generally find USD 65 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.