The Pulsera Project in Nicaragua: Enhancing the Lives of Nicaraguan CommunitiesMonday, April 8
Busch Student Center, 251 AB
The Pulsera Project is a non-profit organization that educates, empowers, and connects Nicaraguan youth with students in more than 300 U.S. schools through the sale of colorful, hand-woven bracelets, or "pulseras" in Spanish. The Pulsera Project's unique partnership between Nicaraguan artists and U.S. students enriches many lives in the US and Nicaragua. Project volunteers have raised more than $700,000 to create sustainable jobs, empower Nicaraguan communities, and provide engaging educational programs both in the U.S. and Nicaragua. Five SLU students, three from Nicaragua and two who are going to spend their summers in Nicaragua, will be giving a brief presentation on Nicaragua and the Pulsera Project to the SLU student community. Pulseras will be sold on campus during Atlas week to raise awareness to this kind of organized activism that brings prosperity to many Nicaraguan communities. Participants are: Daniela Pineda, Jose Esteban, Arguello Ximena Cordon, Erin Twiehaus, and Nate Van Haute.