We’re leaving this Saturday, June 7, 2014 to build a school for girls in Elena Maria, Nicaragua. Mizzou’s Circle of Sisterhood has been working hard to pull the trek together, and we couldn’t be more gratified to go on this journey. We look forward to telling you all about our experience in Nicaragua, but for now we would like to introduce the women who will be trekking to Elena Maria.
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Chapter: Pi Beta Phi
Major: Elementary Education
Circle of Sisterhood provides an amazing experience that allows Mizzou women to fight for women’s education and show love to uplift girls’ confidence. As an Elementary Education major, I realize how valuable an education is worth. Opening this school in Nicaragua will supply so many amazing opportunities for a brighter future. It is such an honor to be a part of this extraordinary change that gives hope to a community in Nicaragua. I look forward to all the immeasurable smiles and love to be spread, while making unforgettable memories with the community of Nicaragua and the incredible members of Mizzou Circle of Sisterhood.
I am going on the trek because I wanted to experience a different culture. I am looking forward to meeting my host family. I cannot wait to meet the children, as well.
I chose to go because I believe it is important that every girl has the opportunity to be their best selves. These girls in Nicaragua will now have a school where they can receive an education and grow. I have been blessed to receive an education here at Mizzou and hope to help others find their inspiration just as I have found mine. I am also excited to be able to use my Spanish and learn about the culture of Nicaragua.
I chose to go on the trek because international affairs have always been a passion of mine, and I love being involved in my sorority and PHA’s Circle of Sisterhood.
I’m most excited to practice my Spanish and learn about the culture.
I chose to go on the trek because I want girls in Nicaragua to be fulfilled and enlightened by their education and all of the opportunities it presents. This is a chance to make an impact on a young girls life, and I am honored to be able to be part of something so amazing.
I chose to go on this trek because I wanted to change the lives of young girls in Nicaragua. I’ve been so fortunate with my education that it would seem selfish not to take this opportunity to uplift others! I cannot wait to meet all the women in the community!
I chose to apply for this trek because I want to help change others’ lives. As crazy as it sounds, I’m so excited to go for a week without power, without normal meals, and without my every day lifestyle that I seem to take advantage of. Although our mission is to change their lives by promoting education, I really think they will make all of us so much better people as well!
This trek is extremely important to me and I am beyond excited for this opportunity. Not only do I want to travel and see another country, but I believe it is critical, that every individual, no matter age, gender, or cultural background, deserves an equal right to an education, and I want to be apart of something that makes that happen!
I have been very fortunate with the education and opportunities I have received and I want to help other girls in countries that don’t value education for girls. I’m most excited about meeting the kids in the community and learning about their culture.
I care very deeply about Circle of Sisterhood’s cause to educate and empower young women in the developing world. While I believe we can provide resources for this community and their system of education, I also think they have a lot to teach us. I am looking forward to the cultural exchange we will have with the people of Elena Maria, Nicaragua.
On behalf of Mizzou’s Circle of Sisterhood and PHA we wish you all a safe and empowering journey to Nicaragua. We’re so thankful for your dedication to our organization; because of you this trek is made possible.