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Ann Q. Peters
Over spring break, Catie Geib took trip to Matagalpa, Nicaragua, with a group of fellow Cardinal Newman students (18 students and three parent/teacher advisers). The trip was organized by Seeds of Learning, a Sonoma-based group that works in Latin America. According to their website, “Since its inception in 1991, Seeds of Learning has constructed or remodeled 152 classrooms in 55 communities; built and repaired several thousand school desks and furnishings; developed three Learning Resource Centers; awarded scholarships to over 1,064 primary, high school, and university students; supported literacy and adult education programs in over 20 rural communities; and sent over 2,440 work group volunteers to Central America.”
The group took two red-eye flights to get to the country and then a two-hour bus ride to Matagalpa, an area known for its mountain coffee. They were building a school, so that the locals kids will no longer have to travel miles in order to get an education. Catie said she can't wait to go back next year and continue those efforts.
John Pons distracting the guard with his Kenwood Press at a temple in Bangkok