nicaragua

El Trompo

Cusmapa, Nicaragua

I met Dariel in Cusmapa, in front of an old house where I was staying. What caught my attention was his Toy. From a distance it looked like a piece of wood or old fruit and a string. He was wrapping the string around the wood and throwing it to the ground. As the Toy was spinning around, he lifted it from the ground and let it spin in the palm of his hand.It looked like an antiquated version of a spinning top. 

In Nicaragua it is called "El Trompo"and they make it with a Machete from pieces of a Guayaba tree trunk.

Back to school

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 
- Nelson Mandela

September 1st. For me my first blog post and for many kids their first day of school.

In this photo, kids are running back to class in Somoto - northern Nicaragua.

In this photo, kids are running back to class in Somoto - northern Nicaragua.

Classroom -  San José de  Cusmapa  , Nicaragua

Classroom - San José de Cusmapa, Nicaragua

Preschool in Ls Sabanas, Nicaragua

Preschool in Ls Sabanas, Nicaragua

Las Sabanas, Nicaragua

Las Sabanas, Nicaragua

Sports Classes, Casco Viejo -  Panama City

Sports Classes, Casco Viejo -  Panama City

On their way to school, Las Sabanas

On their way to school, Las Sabanas

Somotoschool