|NPH Nicaragua - a gift painting from the children|
In January 2011 I travelled to Nicaragua and visited an orphanage there along with 8 other Canadian travellers. What an amazing journey in a land filled with the wonders of nature and a hotbed of political activity.
Some of you may remember in the 70's, the last time the world experienced an oil shortage and economic downturn, that Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista Liberation Army of Nicaragua were struggling to gain political power and control over Nicaragua. You may even remember the journalist who was shot on television in front of millions of viewers in regard to this horrific historical time.
What many of you have not seen - is what happened to the children of Nicaragua - born of insurrection and war, hatred and political strife and left to fend for themselves in a country too poor to help themselves, let alone the children of war.
And all this is in a volcanic mountainous terrain that leads to painted posts along sides of roads to tell you which political area you happen to be in - red and black poles belong to Daniel Ortega and the Sandinista - Managua is the capital and Home to the FSLN - the Sandinista Liberation Army.
|Construction Crew showing |
off their brand new work boots and gloves
..beats open toed sandals to build the school...
|the courtyard inside the hotel in Granada , Nicaragua|