CJF Missions Take Students to Israel, Ukraine, North and South America [flv]http://www.yu.edu/flv/Yeshiva_University_Student_Service_Learning _Winter_Missions.flv[/flv] The Nicaraguan village of Boca de la Montana appears remote and desolate in an image captured from space by a satellite; hardly the place for a hard-earned vacation. But more than a dozen Yeshiva University students accompanied by Rabbi Yosef Blau, mashgiach […]
Armed with pickaxes and shovels, a group of undergraduate students dug ditches, cut trees and leveled the earth in the Nicaraguan community of San Juan del Sur over winter break. The 16 students prepared the land for construction of a bridge, but they also helped clear a path to more education and better health services for the villagers of Boca de Las Montanas.
Sixteen Yeshiva University undergraduate students will experience a different kind of learning when they travel to the Central American country of Nicaragua on this year’s humanitarian winter mission sponsored by American Jewish World Service (AJWS) Volunteer Corps and coordinated by the Center for the Jewish Future. From Jan. 11-18, the students will be hosted by Servicios Médicos Comunales, a nonprofit association that supports community-based development initiatives in the district of San Juan del Sur in southwestern Nicaragua.