Change for Children’s
education program aims to engage the public in a process
of awareness raising, analysis, and action on issues of
global justice both in their international and local expressions.
We educate Canadians on the conditions of poverty, oppression
and injustice in the South, and encourage Canadians to play
an increased role in working for peace, democracy, human
rights, and a more equitable world.
The Education Program has always
been an integral part of Change for Children’s programming
since we believe that critical action in the global South
must be accompanied by critical analysis in the and of the
global North. Through the Education Program CFCA is allow
able to affect change in Edmonton and in Alberta and to
provide global education resources to teacher’s, students
and activists from every corner of the globe.
Please use this page as a learning
resource and tool for community activism. You will find
links to CFCA’s resource library, to further resources
for global education, a list of presentations available
through Change for Children and information on how to book
one for your school, church group or association and much
This social justice tour will connect individuals and communities locally and globally. You will build international partnerships and have the opportunity to meet inspirational community leaders and change makers from around the world. You will connect your classroom, community, or workplace to communities in Nicaragua.
This 14 day life changing experience combines human rights, community development, learning, adventure, and culture. You will be immersed in the day to day life of Change for Children partners and beneficiaries in Nicaragua. Experience the rich diversity and incredible cultural beauty of Nicaragua. Change for Children supports individuals, communities, schools, and business to contribute to solutions.
Bring your experiences home to your community and classroom.
Who can participate?
12 spots are available for individuals who want to learn more about the world and make a difference. While this tour was originally designed for teachers, ALL individuals are encouraged to apply and tour groups have a wide diversity of individuals involved.
Dates and costs
The tour will take place from July 6-21, 2010.
The full cost is $1800 Canadian and includes:
Ground transportation including airport pick ups, Accommodation (double) and continental breakfast, Tour coordination and translation, Pre-departure orientation, Stipends to host organizations, Informative resource guide, Nicaraguan tour host
The tour does not include:
Return airfare to Managua, Nicaragua, Travel insurance, Vaccinations, Meals (except during visit to Bosawas)
To apply or for more information
Contact Program Manager, Education and Public Engagement
Fiona Cavanagh by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 780-448-1505
May 1, 2010: $500 deposit is due (non refundable if you cancel participation
June 1, 2010: Final payment of $1300 is due
June 2010- Pre-Departure orientation: Meet other tour participants, review important travel information, and receive tour and language resources.
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UN protected Biosphere and Lungs of Central America, Bosawas
Travel down the Coco River and encounter incredible biodiversity in a tropical rainforest; Spend four days visiting with Miskito indigenous leaders, health promoters and community members; Experience a day of “hands on” building of primary school.
Esteli- City of Murals
Visit public murals throughout the city; Meet children and youth; Learn more about the history and power of art as a tool for social transformation; Meet with parents, educators and children at a primary school; Participants will meet children and youth who are involved in leadership, human rights training and environmental education.
Somotillo and Leon
Dialogue with environmental leaders from Nicaragua; Visit five communities who now have a potable water system and water committee; Meet inventor of the ecological stove and see how they are made.
Immerse your self in the rich culture of Nicaragua: Visit Nicaraguan volcanoes, artisanal markets, and hear the music of Nicaragua.
Coastal Nicaragua- Suyapa
A day of relaxation on the beach; Opportunity for reflection and informal networking
Change for Children is an Alberta based Charity that works in Latin America and Africa to achieve sustainable community development. Our global projects are defined and implemented by our partners and promote gender equality, environmental justice and indigenous perspectives. In Canada, our education and public engagement program challenges Canadians to get involved with the issues and needs that are of most pressing concern for our international partners.
Change for Children is a valuable non-governmental partner that supports the efforts of all Canadian educators to teach their students about global issues, human rights and provides education for active global citizenship.
Congratulations to the 2009 Winner of the Global Education Scholarship,
CFCA is looking for financial support for this annual $1000 scholarship
for U of A Education students committed to global education.
CFCA loves feedback, please email
questions, comments and requests for information to
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