Nicaragua is ranked 129th in the UN Human Development Index (2011) and is one of the poorest countries in the northern hemisphere.
A series of public lectures will be held over the next two weeks describing the daily challenges faced by ordinary Nicaraguans and highlighting the work of the Center for Development Central America (CDCA) in Nicaragua.
Irish Quakers Becca and Paul Mohally Renk of CDCA will give a a 30 minute presentation entitled ‘Beyond Survival: Building Communities with Dignity’ at various locations in April.
In their presentation, they describe their work with CDCA in Nicaragua, supporting farming and light manufacturing cooperatives – and how the work of these cooperatives promotes long term, sustainable human and economic development.
Dates and locations for the presentations are as follows:
Sunday April 1st
12:00 PM Cork Quaker Meeting House, Summerhill South, Cork City
Wednesday April 4th
6:30 PM Bishopstown Rotary Club, River Lee Hotel, Western Road, Cork City
Wednesday April 11th
8:30 PM North Cork Organic Group, Nano Nagle Retreat Centre, Killavulle, County Cork
Friday April 13th
4:30 PM, Ireland Yearly Meeting (Quakers), Quaker House,Stocking Lane, Rathfarnham, Dublin 16
If you are not a Quaker and are interested in attending this meeting, please request permission by writing to The Clerk, Ireland Yearly Meeting, Quaker House, Stocking Lane, Dublin 16.
Monday April 16th
1.00 PM Portadown Rotary Club, Seagoe Hotel, 22 Upper Church Lane, Craigavon, N. Ireland
Tuesday April 17th
6.00 PM, Banbridge Rotary Club, Belmont Hotel, Rathfriland Road, Banbridge, Co.Down, N.Ireland
Wednesday April 18th
7.00 PM Galway One World Centre, 76 Prospect Hill, Galway
Thursday April 19th
6:15 PM Courtyard Cafe, Letterfrack, Connemara, Co. Galway