A 21st century education must place at its core an emphasis on a broad understanding of the world. To that end, HB’s Center for Global Citizen includes a year-long course exploring the geography, religions, political systems, and cultures of the world, as well as a robust world languages curriculum. Similarly, the Center for Civic Engagement embraces Hathaway Brown’s commitment and responsibility to address local, national and global challenges. It promotes a sustained level of community engagement together with a culture of understanding and compassion that extends beyond the walls of the school.
In a partnership between the two Centers, Caroline Jobson ’16 arranged for a special visit to HB by two inspiring Nicaraguans, Xenia Chavez and Lucila Ampie (pictured above, center), who are working to create change in a high poverty rural Nicaraguan community visitors.
The two visited HB last week on November 2, joined by International Partners in Mission’s Alyssa Bovell. IPM is a local non-profit that collaborates with micro-finance initiatives in developing countries. During their visit, Xenia and Lucila talked with students about their community development programs through CEPROSI, a Nicaraguan collective that works to support women, children, and youth in high poverty rural communities. While at HB, Alyssa, Xenia, and Lucila shared their experiences and reconnected with participants from the February Immersion Experience Program to Nicaragua.
Caroline Jobson ’16, pictured above third from right, contributed to this blog post.