Yesterday I went up to Chinandega, about 2 1/2 hours north, for the day. I went with an organization that I will be working with for the next 7 weeks. We visited a couple of secondary schools, 7-12th graders, to talk to them about domestic violence. We gave them a vaccination against abuse, the vaccination was a lollipop. The students faces were filled with relief, they thought we were actually going to give them a shot!
Along with the lolipop, we gave them a bookmark. The book mark had a white heart where the students would put thier fingerprint. This was thier pledge that they would not be a violent person and they would treat people with respect. We also gave them a bracelet.
The organization is called Buen Trato Cada Rato. They are working to prevent domestic violence before it becomes a huge problem. The Nehemiah Center has many programs that try and prevent epidemics and such before they become overwhelming. I think that is a good thing to do, instead of waiting to act until it becomes a big problem.
It was a long day and I wasn't feeling very good, but it was really cool to see what this organization actually does. This is one of the organizations that I will be writing for.
AND I'M VERY EXCITED BECAUSE I'M ON SPRING BREAK!