A Journey of Awareness and Solidarity by CEFFA - Jan. 2014
Seven Franco-Albertans from Edmonton, Donnely and St. Isidore participated in this journey hosted by FUNDACCO. More...
Un groupe de franco-albertains a fait un voyage missionnaire en janvier pour mieux comprendre les défis de ce pays en développement. En savoir plus
Belén Community Centre
Students from the UofA Rotaract Club travel to Belén to build a Community Centre February 2015
2014 Year of Mutual Enrichment
Seven delegations with 94 Alberta delegates helped to construct, instruct, watch and learn.
Experienced representatives from Roots of Change in Canada and FUNDACCO in Nicaragua coordinate regular mission trips for our supporters in Western Canadian communities, schools, churches and youth groups. The delegations travel to Nicaragua to learn about the challenges faced by the poor and to show their love and generosity for these marginalized members of Nicaraguan society.
The Foundation can accommodate up to five groups per year. Each group will shape their trip according to their own objectives (social justice, spirituality, community building etc.) Help is needed in agricultural, construction and school projects. Read the stories on this page to see how rewarding these experiences can be!
Groups travelling to Nicaragua with help from the Foundation can be billeted with families. Your stay with a family will allow you to better appreciate the daily routine of ordinary people and to get a taste for the local food, customs and the language. Transportation is provided by local busing companies. However long your mission is, you may want to end the experience with a little vacation on Isla Ometepe or in Masaya, Granada or San Juan del Sur. There are several possibilities.
This kind of missionary trip is not for everyone. One must keep in mind the extreme heat, the work schedule and the long bus rides. Unforeseen circumstances are a real possibility and an open mind and a readiness to be flexible are essential. The better one is prepared prior to the trip (e.g. cultural awareness, Spanish courses, health issues), the more likely one will have a more enriching and enjoyable experience. Having said this, if you are willing to embark on a Nicaragua adventure, you will create wonderful memories and bonds with your host family and the community as a whole.
The average cost for a two week trip per person is between $800 and $1000, excluding travel to Managua. This amount may vary depending on the type of accommodations one chooses and the distances being traveled in the country. FUNDACCO will be able to give you a better idea of pricing once they know exactly what you will be doing and where. You will also be charged a small fee by FUNDACCO for organizing the logistics of your missionary trip.
In short, what you receive during a missionary trip often surpasses what we, as North Americans, have to offer. As many of our past delegates have said, “This experience will transform your life!”
For more information on missionary delegations with Roots of Change, see the brochures listed below or contact the Delegations Coordinator.
A Missionary Trip to Nicaragua (PDF) Un voyage missionaire au Nicaragua (PDF)
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