Loved this trip! It was super well organized and very professional. Great accomodations and food! I loved that we could see the fruit of our labor grow every day as we made progress on the school. Great cultural activities and very well balanced between work and play.
Nothing is more life changing than seeing how you can change the world
It was an amazing experience to see a new culture, meet new people, and help to make an impact in the lives of the less fortunate.
Building in Nicaragua was a beautiful reminder that change comes with your own two hands. It was awesome to see the how the work of American high school students during the year can materialize into something concrete and life changing for generations of other students in another country.
This trip was a way of seeing how precious the little things in life are. This trip actually made me more outgoing and optimistic. This trip will most definitely have a lasting impact, as in the short time since the trip I find myself constantly thinking about the people of Nicaragua and the group I shared the experience with. I will definitely continue to help others now that I've seen how much of a difference it can make.
It was truly an amazing trip. I would go back in a heartbeat. Mina & Chamba are doing wonderful things on the ground over there and are the perfect hosts for this kind of trip. I loved that they started each work day with a motivational and inspiring talk. It seemed to help keep everyones spirits high. But they were also able to be accomodating and flexible to the students needs.
This was such a beautiful experience. It was an honor to be a part of this service trip. I want to applaud ODFL and Seeds of Learning for their collaboration! I built sustaining relationships with members of the Matagalpa team that will last for years to come. I am in the process of initiating an ODFL club at my new school of employment. I plan on going back in the future to Matagalpa. Thank you Robert and Cathy for your vision and labor. Please call upon me for any further assistance. I would like to be more engaged with your organization.
It will have a very lasting impact. It has made me more aware and feel more connected to the people around the world.
This was the trip the convinced me that somehow there is a greater future for a) helping other communities and b) working in Nicaragua.