On March 7, 11 high school students will head out on the adventure of a lifetime to Nicaragua. The students and staff, from Notre Dame Secondary School, will be travelling to a small rural community named, Santa Julia, to support aid projects in the area. While there, they will work with non-profit organization, Casa Canadiense, to build latrines and improve hygienic conditions for 32 families in the community.
Currently, only 40% of families in Santa Julia have access to a latrine on their property and, often the units are too old and don’t function properly.
This is not Notre Dame’s first trip to the Central American country. Last year, a team of students helped build a classroom in a Nicaraguan high school. A number of high schools in the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board travel to Nicaragua every year to participate in aid missions.
4Corners will be tracking with the students once they return from their trip to share stories, insights and pictures. We wish them all the best on their travels. Buen viaje!