Learning in Nicaragua

Issue Date: 
June 13, 2016

Pitt’s Collegiate Panhellenic Association raised more than $33,000 to send a team of seven women, representing six sororities, to build a school in a small village in El Cua, Nicaragua. During the May 1-8 trip, the Pitt women began to build the school, digging trenches and laying bricks in the mornings—and learning local crafts and traditions, and a little Hokey Pokey, in the afternoons. Accompanying the Pitt students were Shawntia Key, international programming coordinator and advisor, Cross Cultural and Leadership Development; and Rob Mucklo, administrative faculty, special programs and activities supervisor, Pitt’s English Language Institute. (Photo by Robert Mucklo)