Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Casa de Nino

Today was my second day working at the Casa de Niño. Since I have cut back on my Spanish classes I have time to volunteer at a local organization. I can already tell this is going to be an excellent place to practice my Spanish. The Casa de Niño runs several different types of projects including an art and theatre school, a papermaking-recycling cooperative for women, and a natural medicine pharmacy. Right now I am working in the pharmacy, cataloguing the different types of teas they use to treat everything from skin problems to T.B. I plan on creating a brochure for them in English (a lot of foreigners stop by) and hope to work on some of their art projects. The pharmacy seems to be the heart of San Ramon...all day people are stopping by to ask questions, seek consultations, check out prices on meds, or just want to chat about the days gossip. I will definitely get a slice of small town life by working here as well as intellectually stimulating conversation. Today, the women I work with had a heated debate about machismo in Nicaragua. I did not understand everything and I really wanted to…it was very frustrating but only fuels my motivation to keep studying, practicing and listening...

5 comments:

nate house said...

Cyn,, I haven't read your blog in months and months and I am going to bed; but now that I have found you I am going to read in the morning. And maybe post a link to my blog that you can then add or save somewhere much as I have forgotten to do for you until right now. But regardless I love you ... and you too Brad... but that is a more of a second degree kind of love until you come visit or I come visit you. but I trust it will be a real friendship.

nate house said...

Cyn,, I haven't read your blog in months and months and I am going to bed; but now that I have found you I am going to read in the morning. And maybe post a link to my blog that you can then add or save somewhere much as I have forgotten to do for you until right now. But regardless I love you ... and you too Brad... but that is a more of a second degree kind of love until you come visit or I come visit you. but I trust it will be a real friendship.

nate house said...

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Maeve said...

That's so awesome Cynthia! Say Hi to Margarita for me :)

anique said...

Casa de Neekers! Diga las mujeres that un otro gringa quiere ayudar.

that place sounds mad dope lady. so happy that you found it. what was the consensus on machisimo en Nicaragua?