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  • Press-NCHCSummit
    priorities and gain firsthand experience with projects on clean water access rural healthcare and community development The Los Robles clinic is an important component of our Nicaragua Community Health Connection program providing a center of gravity for health outreach and education for the local community states Comunidad Connect founder and summit organizer Jon Thompson The summit provided an opportunity for a growing network of community members and external supporters to come together and discuss important health related issues We hope this will be the first in many more summits to come states Dr Wesley Longhofer of Social Enterprise Guizueta who will accompany the next service learning student group from the Guizueta Business School at Emory University to Los Robles in May Dr Barbara Blake and Mr Johnathan Steppe nursing faculty from KSU agree It was inspiring to see such a diverse group of academics local health providers and community leaders come together to discuss how we can work together to improve the health and well being of the people in Los Robles We look forward to our continued collaboration as we build a community based participatory research agenda that will provide the foundation for future health initiatives in Los Robles Highlighting the success of the meeting Dr Warren Wilson of the Department of Anthropology and Archaeology of the University of Calgary notes My colleagues at Emory and I figured out how to merge our projects to provide a more comprehensive consideration of health outcomes and predictors in the region The presentations by colleagues from KSU and ABAC provided insight into other research and intervention plans and the input from Comunidad Connect staff UNAN Matagalpa and the Nicaraguan Health Ministry greatly enhanced my understanding of other variables which may influence the well being of the citizens of Los Robles Speaking about

    Original URL path: http://www.comunidadconnect.org/press-nchcsummit.html (2016-04-30)
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  • Press-Yale
    that stand to benefit hundreds of families and several schools in the region The students are currently enrolled in the Environmental Technology in the Developing World course led by professor Jaehong Kim of Yale University s Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering They collected water samples and fragments of the Filtron brand ceramic filters which Comunidad Connect provides to residents of Los Robles after 16 hours of community service through its Nica Agua project Students tested some filter samples on site and transported other samples back to Yale University for more detailed analysis The results of their problem based service learning project will help Comunidad Connect and other users of the ceramic filters to better understand this technology s benefits and limitations in reducing pathogens in drinking water This has been an excellent and rewarding opportunity to bring my students into a community where the knowledge and technologies that they have been learning from this class can directly impact real people states Kim He adds Working with Comunidad Connect on its Nica Agua project has provided our students with a once in a lifetime opportunity to give back to an organization focused on providing for a community in need The collaboration between Yale University and Comunidad Connect represents a growing trend in research institutions working with international non profits to further advance their causes and contribute to their communities In the coming months Comunidad Connect will also host students from Emory University Valdosta State University Georgia State University the University of Colorado the University of Virginia and Kennesaw State University About Comunidad Connect A 501 c 3 non profit organization working in Nicaragua to promote sustainable community development cultural exchange and civic engagement through programs in rural healthcare water access youth development and service learning About Nica Agua A Comunidad

    Original URL path: http://www.comunidadconnect.org/press-yale.html (2016-04-30)
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  • VOLUNTEER SIGNUP
    you while in Nicaragua Group Name Enter Name Required Email Enter Email Required Submitting Form The server encountered an error Please try again If the problem persists please contact us Thank you Your profile has been submitted We will contact you soon Please enter any additional information you would like for us to know or if you have any specific questions Enter Your Message Required Phone Enter Phone Number Required Home Address Enter Address Required City Enter City Required State Enter State Required Postal code Enter Postal Code Required Country Enter Country Required Date of Birth Enter Date of Birth Month Day Year Required Date of Group s Visit Enter Text Required Length of Visit Ex 10 days 2 weeks 6 Months etc Enter Text Required Number of conversational spanish speakers in group 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Required Nicaraguan Cooking Class Tree Canopy Zip Line Tour Yoga Classes Sport Fishing Snorkeling Guided Excursions Sight seeing Hiking Salsa Dancing Class Surfing Lesson Rental Transport Horseback Tour Sailing Gym Visiting Turtle Preserve Heritage Fishing How did your group find us Board Member Friend Internet Search Newsletter School Website Other Required

    Original URL path: http://www.comunidadconnect.org/volunteer-signup.html (2016-04-30)
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