Apr 04 2013
The Vanderbilt University Chapter of Project Nicaragua, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality and accessibility of health care in Nicaragua, is in its first year as a student service organization at Vanderbilt. The founding executive board members will make their first trip to Nicaragua for two weeks in May to determine the needs of the partner community and how best they can create a lasting and sustainable impact. The group will work with La Mascota Children’s Hospital, the National Ophthalmology Center, and Chacraseca Clinic. While there, the students plan to distribute hundreds of donated eyeglasses, dental supplies, and personal care items, offer assistance to nurses and physicians, and help with educational programs on health, hygiene, nutrition, and first aid. All of the officers look forward to learning, growing, and serving together as an organization, and bringing back their experiences to share with the Vanderbilt community. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.