Weʼre raising £1,500 to support community projects in Bradford's twin town Tisma (Nicaragua)
- Bradford, United Kingdom
- Social welfare
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We wish to develop links of friendship and solidarity and to learn from the community's solutions to achieve social change and better conditions. We aim to raise money to support social projects, including education and training in Tisma.
The Tisma Project is part of the UK's Nicaragua Twin Towns network. In Bradford we work within the Viva! group that brings visitors from Latin American social movements to the District.
In Tisma our link is with Sheyla Aburto, community worker, and Omar Garcia, secondary school headteacher.
The Manuela Martinez secondary school in Tisma exchanges letters with Ilkley Grammar school, starting in 2017. We will support further direct links.
Nicaragua welcomes visitors and we can help you to find somewhere to stay in Tisma. In 2018, Bradford's Emily Connor plans to stop in Tisma on her epic cycle from Chile's south to Canada's north.
Projects for 2018
Tisma's request to support five projects from until the end of 2018 was received in September 2017.
1. Early years teaching materials
2. Support for a poor University student for 1 year
3. Clothes and shoes for La Perla community
4. Materials to repair secondary school chair-desks
5. Support for secondary school music group.
Our aim is a minimum of £1500 in total - from the UK it is more effective to send money that can be spent in Nicaragua than collect materials. If we raise more it will support further projects.
Sheyla Aburto in Tisma says " Each one of these social projects was put under the microscope before choosing it, so that they are really of benefit to many people with few economic resources of their own. Through these projects we will be strengthening the social, scholastic, cultural, emotional, physical and mental health of all those people.
How You Can Support These Projects
In addition to donation through JustGiving, you can support the projects in Tisma through a Standing Order and one-off donation by bank transfer, with more information at Viva Bradford
We do not aim to provide large finance but to support initiatives that will help the poorest in Tisma and where possible to provide the means for families and communities to lift themselves out of poverty.
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