John, Claudia and Myrelis investigating hydration habits of the people in Goyena.

Photo: from left to right – John, Claudia and Myrelis investigating hydration habits of the people in Goyena.

John Hare Grogg is a young man from Duke University, who traveled to Nicaragua in the summer of 2014 as an intern for NHLSCP. His goal was to research and report on the perception of contamination of water for human consumption and hydration habits of the residents of the community of Goyena. His research included interviews with residents and leaders of Goyena. In the process John was getting involved and meeting young people from the community, who helped him to conduct the interviews needed.

In this photo John is with Claudia and Myrelis who belong to the Environmental Youth Brigade. These young people are very committed to environmental issues and with the Brigade learn about and educate their neighbors to care for the environment. In the future, these young people want to study at the University of Leon with Claudia interested in Tropical Agroecology and Mayrelis in languages. Sharing is a very important part of work done between foreigners and Nicaraguans and in working together, John, Claudia and Myrelis had to exchange knowledge and culture to successfully move the project ahead.