Update about Political Unrest in Nicaragua

The political unrest in Nicaragua continues and peace negotiations have not progressed. The death toll has mounted to more than 200.

Until recently, Nagarote was relatively calm. Our programs were able to continue and our Community Center remained open. However, for the past two weeks, the streets of Nagarote have been too dangerous, hence the Ministry of Education closed the schools and we stopped all of our programs and closed the center to keep students and staff safe.

We have a Disaster Preparedness Plan and have placed our staff on vacation with salary. Our Field Director, Miguel Salinas is in daily contact updating us on this fluid situation. We deal with it day by day and maintain contact with other NGO's in Nagarote,

But, today there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel, at least in the short run. 
Miguel reported that "things are getting back to 'normal' in Nagarote and police are removing barricades. If everything goes well, we are planning on re-opening the Center on Monday July 2nd!"

Our first priority is always the safety of our students and staff.

To keep you abreast of the situation, we will continue to post updates through our e-newletters and on our website www.sistercityproject.org. Also, you can follow us on Facebook.

We hope that you will continue to support the children of our Project as we navigate these dangerous times.