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Centro Girasol

Four blocks south and six west of Parque Ruben Dario.
Matagalpa, Nicaragua


In all of Central America, Centro Girasol’s playground is the only one that meets the needs of handicapped children. There is a physical therapist and psychologist on the premises, and children are provided with hippotherapy off-site. In addition to the park, there are many offshoots of this organization, including a recycling program that trains and employs handicapped people and their families, while providing art classes, sewing classes and lessons in life-skills. Particularly needed at the center are speech therapists, but anyone with a desire to help will be happily received. Contact Rebecca Trujillo, the program’s founder and director at 772-6030, If you’re only swinging through town, stop by the Center’s café, one and a half blocks from the cemetery on Santa Julia street, and enjoy a snack and a warm fuzzy feeling. Also for sale at the café are crafts and greeting cards painted by program participants.

Grupo Venancia, Casa de La Mujer Nora Hawkins, Other volunteering opportunities, Colectivo de Mujeres Matagalpa and Movimiento Comunal Nicaraguense .

14 Apr 2009

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