Volunteer Blog - Progressio ICS volunteers share news, views and experiences

Arriving in Nyanga to our home for the next 9 weeks was very exciting. Nyanga is a beautiful place surrounded by mountains covered in crisp white clouds and bright orange roads. The setting was quite...
Progressio, 31 July 2014
ICS Volunteers and community members in Malawi
Imagine, if you will, a life without an electricity supply to power an oven, a hob, or even a light bulb? Having to collect wood every day to create a fire to cook food, the smoke in your eyes, and...
Progressio, 31 July 2014
We kicked our first day of orientation off with a sunrise-lit jog down the dirt road outside the gates of our commune, to a view of mountains silhouetting before a rapidly warming glow. A welcome icy...
Progressio, 24 July 2014
We were all pretty excited about the arrival of the British ambassador to Nicaragua. We'd been told about it when we arrived but suddenly he was actually going to be here in real life - I think some...
Progressio, 24 July 2014
All the volunteers were gathered outside waiting for the arrival of the bus to go to El Pochote. At the first sight of the bus a few of the volunteers scrambled towards it to ensure themselves of a...
Progressio, 23 July 2014
This week we made our first journey into La Asomada, the first rural community which we have visited during our residence in Lempira. After much anticipation we were extremely excited to meet the...
Progressio, 23 July 2014
It's hard to put into words just how welcoming our Nicaraguan host families have been. All of the UK volunteers are living in full home stays, which means we get adopted into new families for the ten...
Progressio, 23 July 2014
After a long day of travelling, all the volunteers were ready to make their way to the school in El Pochote. When the bus arrived, I think everyone assumed that another bus would be coming in order...
Progressio, 18 July 2014
As soon as I left Tegucigalpa airport and boarded the bus for Valle de Angeles I was struck by the beauty of our surrounding landscape. Lush and vibrantly coloured flowers and greenery met us at...
Progressio, 18 July 2014
We arrived on the 2nd July in the evening and despite being tired from a full day of travel we were all excited and eager to get stuck in. On our first day in Nicaragua we visited a museum to learn...
Progressio, 17 July 2014