Archive for the ‘education’ Category

More and more ways are opening up to tell stories, revolutionary or not. A deeply personal method is digital story-telling, which has been championed by BBC Wales. These funny, often moving tales reflect the personal experiences of many different people in our country. One of the latest is by Shan Ashton, called Revolutions. It tells […]


The Sandinista Government are currently sitting down and negotiating a new agreement with the IMF. If it is to have a marked effect on cutting poverty, then Nicaragua will need the IMF to drop the conditions it places on new loans. In education these conditions have profound impacts. The freeze in public spending means only […]


One of the highlights of the Welsh delegation to Nicaragua was a workshop run by Huw Roberts, a producer with Radio Cymru on their nighly youth segment, C2. Huw worked over two evenings with the young volunteers of Radio Kukra Hill, on Nicaragua’s Caribbean Coast, to produce a half hour broadcast for Radio Bro Blaenau […]


The new Sandinista Government seems to be living up to its promises to prioritise the poor, although it’s still (very) early days. Miguel de Castilla, the new Education Minister, has abolished fees, and ended school ‘autonomy’ i.e. the road to privatisation of the education system. Maritza Quant, the Health Minister, has announced the end of […]


With Ortega within days of taking over the Presidency, people are waiting to see if the new government can make a difference. Education has already been prioritised. The Sandinistas have said they will abolish ‘user fees’ for schools, one of the reasons up to 800,000 children in Nicaragua fail to make it through school. The […]