Last year I had the privilege to be one of the 2010 iLEAP International Fellows, as part of the Central America Women Fellowship Program. This experience was very enriching and has impacted me in ways I didn’t expect. For example, the sessions on digital literacy definitely helped me change my attitude toward technology. I was [...]
I recently started to collaborate as a volunteer with a small nonprofit organization called “Esperanza en Acción” (Hope through Action). This is a fair trade organization that promotes the empowerment of Nicaraguan artisans and their families (most of them are women). It’s been interesting to learn about the difference it can make for a family [...]
These days as I’ve been watching and reading the news on the terrible earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan I’ve also been thinking about how my experience with iLEAP last year influenced the way or perspective I’m receiving/seeing and following the news regarding this horrible disaster. iLEAP gave me the opportunity to meet people from [...]
As the year comes to an end, I look back at some of the things that touched me most deeply during this dying year 2010. Definitely my experience with iLEAP is one of those highlighted moments. I had the chance to meet people with whom I can share dreams and just to say that means [...]
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My name is Madeline Mendoza and I am from Nicaragua. I work part-time for a nonprofit organization called Center for International Studies (CEI), where I have been involved principally in the Global Economic Justice Program. I have participated in research on topics such as free trade, development aid, globalization, climate change and climate justice, among [...]
Hi, I’m Madeline Mendoza!! I’m one of the 2010 iLEAP International Fellows. I’m from Managua, Nicaragua. This week we started the iLEAP’s program and I’m very excited about all of the interesting things we’re all learning and the wonderful people we have met so far in Seattle.