The Norfolk and Norwich - El Viejo Friendship Link
Who we are
Set up to support the poorest families in the El Viejo region of Nicaragua. Currently a major project for the charity is working with the council in El Viejo, local teachers and a local employee of the charity to provide schoolbags and school materials for 200 selected children of primary age so they can go to school. Without this support, the families could not afford for the child to be at school.
Please see our web-site for more information.
Volunteers wanted - Spanish speakers able and willing to translate our correspondence with our link representative in Nicaragua. We have to pay for this service, much appreciated but costly to us as a small organisation.
We support 200 children to go to school, to learn to read and write, an essential start for their future. A Guardian article in 2015 highlighted how much this is needed:
Recent events may have caught your notice. Our children continue to be at school and our links with the people in El Viejo remain strong. Poverty is still an issue. The teachers’ committee select children from families most in need. Our representative sends us reports of their progress and accounts for all the money spent there. Prof David Raby recently took over as Chair of our charity and this year visited El Viejo. A report of this visit is being posted on our web-site.
Our admin costs are very small, but our expenditure is outstripping our income so every penny counts.
Thanking you in anticipation of donations to our cause......