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Ignite International has impacted Nicaragua since 2003 in at historic proportions. From taking the first volleyball and women's basketball groups ever from the USA to Nicaragua to impacting youth all over the nation through education and mentorship programs. Nicaragua is truly our second home, come with us and ignite generations through the universal language of sport! Join us!
nicaragua Summer 2019
Volleyball Outreach May 13-23
HCVB Team & Alumni August 10-17
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Who, What, Where, When and How to get started
Who do we partner with in Nicaragua?
Our partnerships in Nicaragua are vast, beginning with the Nicaragua Volleyball Federation. We also connect with children's homes, youth facilities, feeding programs, ministries, schools and much more. Ignite International took the first volleyball EVER from the USA to Nicaragua, as well as the first women's basketball ever from the US. We walk in a place of significant honor and recognition - so our varied partners, while not specifically faith-based, are each uniquely committed to impacting lives and they afford us unique opportunities to share!
What will we be doing?
Our greatest purpose is to leverage the uniqueness of the platform we naturally have as athletes to bring hope, encouragement and relationship. We do so through sport activities such as competition and training clinics, visits to youth centers and partnership with various outreaches, NGOs, ministries and other entities making a positive impact. You will be provided a specific itinerary for your trip, as well as preparation needed for effectiveness.
Where will we stay and where will we serve?
We typically stay in hotels and/ or private property that is securely gated, has strong 24-hour security onsite and is away from the main intersections for public gathering in whatever city we will be overnight. Our arrangements are made directly with General Managers and/or owners of the respective hotels, properties. We have 15+ years of relationship with all of these people - every place we stay is like staying in our own home! They are family!
when is our trip?
The dates for Summer 2019 to Nicaragua are as follows:
- Volleyball Outreach Trip (beach and indoor) May 13-23 There may be some variation if flights necessitate.
- HCVB Team & Alumni Trip August 10-17
how do i get started?
To get started, click the button above to sign up! Submit your initial documents and your $250 non-refundable deposit. Upon receipt of your deposit, you'll be invited to access a private group in which you will be provided a sample support letter so you can immediately begin fundraising, other pertinent documents and video tutorials to help prepare as we move through the timeline from sign-up to departure! You'll also be added to a private email list from which you'll be sent periodic update and relevant info to help you get ready for a successful experience!
Is it safe?
Short answer is YES! We are keenly aware that we live in a world where anything can happen anywhere. With that said, we do all that we can to be proactive for the security of our groups, including the following:
- Stay in lodging that is gated and/or has 24-hour security on duty
- Hire bus and drivers with whom we have established relationship (or provided by the Federation)
- You will never walk alone.....period!
- Prepare before we go regarding acceptable and unacceptable behaviors, best practices, etc.
- We trust and are submitted to the advice of our partners on the ground
- We go with confidence but we are not naive - we are vigilant but not fearful
- Since 2003, we have a 100% safety and security record (by His grace and our acting in wisdom)