January 2018 – Nicaraguans helping Nicaraguans
January at SchoolBOX means that our team in Nicaragua is busy packing school supplies to hand out to over 20,000 children when the new 2018 school year begins this February! Each year, we recruit Nicaraguan volunteers from the local community to help us meet our goal of creating 20,000 supply packages. Many hands make light work, as the saying goes. This is an amazing opportunity to spread awareness about SchoolBOX in Managua and beyond, and help Nicaraguans to volunteer and empower their own neighbours and fellow citizens.
Our Program Manager Jazmin and Program Assistant Carlos even appeared on the local radio in Managua to recruit new volunteers.
The media campaign was very successful, and we have had over 67 Nicaraguans come out to volunteer their time to help us package school supplies.