The dancers brought not only the beauty of their dancing, but also the story of their important work to improve the lives of families in their community. The dancers felt the warmth with which the U.S. families welcomed them into their communities and homes, and also felt an outpouring of support for their work. Audiences and host families were moved not only by the dancing, but by the dancer’s inspirational story. They were reminded of how fortunate they are and how much they can do to make a difference in the world. They learned
how by working together, we can solve common problems and meet the challenges the world faces. We are thankful to be part of an organization whose work reminds us of the power of loving kindness, compassion and empathy. These difficult times challenge our ability to face fear, terror and the many problems the world faces, with hope, love and compassion.
We are grateful to be part of an organization whose mission is to help improve lives by bringing people together to share, learn, and work hand in hand with each other. We believe the only way we can truly answer the problems that the world faces is to work together with the realization that we are all one people, one planet. This was the 5th dance tour that I have had the pleasure of being a part of and it continues to remind me of why I am doing this work.
It gives me so much hope to travel with these compassionate and talented, young people from Nicaragua and to meet so many young folks from the U.S. who share these qualities and who are eager and willing to work together to make positive change in the world.
Women in Action Celebrate 15th Anniversary
We returned to Nicaragua to once again be reminded of the importance of Compas de Nicaragua´s work. In November, we celebrated Women in Action´s 15th Anniversary. What an major accomplishment for the women to have maintained their group and their programs so strong over all of these years. We had an inspiring and moving celebration at the Women in Action Center. Many words were spoken, many tears were shed, and many promises made to keep WIA alive and well for another 15 years!