The Oxford-Leon Delegation, to Nicaragua

24 Feb

I´m currently in a hotel in Managua, Nicaragua central America. Myself and Cllr. Mike Rowley have gotten to stay a night here (before moving on to Leon) due to the rest of the team being delayed!

Our journey is to visit Oxford´s twin town of Leon. Town twinning is a common phenomena existing all over the world, and is simply a relationship of friendship and support established between two towns. (Further info on twin town scheme found here). I have come with the Oxford Leon Association, who are an active fundraising group for sustainable development/social projects in Leon. The purpose of the trip is to visit our friends in Leon, re-establishing those partnerships and building new ones. It´s going to be an exciting time, visiting projects from Nuevas Esperanzas and other NGOs and seeing the difference that Oxford´s fundraising has made on this developing nation.

I shall keep you posted on my experiences. Also with me on the delegation are Jan Marshall, Cllr. Mike Rowley, Cllr John Tanner and Pete Fryer from Unison.

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