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Calendar Kids’ 2020 project is a huge success

Calendar Kids’ 2020 project is a huge success

The second and fifth grades of The Island School presented a check for $8,848.47 to treasurer Paul Carroll and other board members. The students raised that money by creating and selling 2020 calendars, which feature plants of Ometepe and Bainbridge…

Wilkes Elementary & Ruben Dario become sister schools

Thanks to connections made by BOSIA board member Holly McIver, Wilkes Elementary School on Bainbridge and Ruben Dario Primary School in Altagracia are now Sister Schools. Ruben Dario is Ometepe’s largest elementary school, with 500 students. According to Wilkes’ newsletter, this…

It’s Red Envelope Time — Remember Us

It’s Red Envelope Time — Remember Us

If you live on Bainbridge Island, you should have received a red envelope in the mail recently. It’s your invitation to support the Sister Islands Association and 102 other local nonprofits through One Call for All. Accept the invitation by clicking here.

Special Needs Committee assistance to the blind community

Special Needs Committee assistance to the blind community

  The Special Needs Committee recently received a donation of over 50 different kinds of tips for canes for the blind from a company in Canada (Ambutech).  Alan Kirk, who has visited Ometepe several times during the past three years conducting workshops…

2020 calendar features plants on our 2 islands

2020 calendar features plants on our 2 islands

The 2020 edition of the “Kids Can Make a Difference” calendar, which supports programs and scholarships on Ometepe, will go on sale right after Thanksgiving. Second- and fifth-graders at The Island School will soon be selling the 2020 edition of…

Library Delegation 2018

Library Delegation 2018

The 2018 Library Delegation visited all the libraries on Ometepe, consulted with librarians, delivered books and assessed further library needs in the Island schools.                                 …

Ometepe delegation calendar

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Ometepe camera project video

Ometepe camera project video

This video by Brenda Berry is a quick look at a what happens when you travel to Ometepe Nicargua and give cameras and teach photography to a group of deaf and hearing impaired kids. This project is a project of…

Joe Duprey is the 2014 office volunteer

Joe Duprey is 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…