Joe Duprey will be serving as the Sister Islands’ 2014 Office Volunteer. Joe was a member of the 2008 student delegation and returned to Ometepe in 2009 with a Special Needs delegation comprised primarily of adults. He also served as a student board member.
Enjoy this video made by Ben Cowan, a 2013 student delegate who was among the group sharing life with families in El Corozál.
The 2013 student delegation auction was a huge success. All of the donations and expenses aren't in yet, but preliminary tallies indicate students raised approximately $13,000.
It took just six weeks for the Ometepe community of Moyogalpa to build a beautiful auditorium for graduations and other community events. The Parents Association of Juan Roberto Smith High School in Moyogalpa raised half of the money, and the Sister Islands Association also helped.
Watching a game of “Goal Ball”— a sport that uses a ball with bells inside — was one of the highlights of the recent Special Needs Delegation from Bainbridge to Ometepe.