Help us build a classroom in Nicaragua!

18 Dec
Classroom built by Esperanza Granada

Professor Christin Cleaton-Ruiz (History), Professor Catherine Savini (English), Student Life Assistant Katheryn Bradford, and 18 Westfield State University students will be heading to Nicaragua this January as part of WSU’s International Program’s Going Global initiative.

Why Nicaragua? Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere next to Haiti, and one in four Nicaraguans cannot read or write.

What is our goal?  We hope to build a classroom while we are in Nicaragua volunteering with Esperanza Granada, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting education in the rural area surrounding the city of Granada.

How can you help?  As of today, we still need to raise $3,500. We are making one last push to raise the additional funds before taking off on January 2nd. So, if you are able to contribute – even if it’s just $20 – your donation could help us achieve our goal of building a classroom in Nicaragua.

Please click the button below to donate. Keep in mind that you DO NOT need a PayPal account to donate – simply scroll to the bottom of the donation page to donate with your credit or debit card.

Thanks, in advance, for your help. Check back here for updates on our progress and to read travel essays from the trip!

Click on this link to learn more about the nonprofit with which we will be volunteering: Esperanza Granada:


Students in classroom built by Esperanza Granada