Literacy in rural Nicaragua


Just 25 years ago Nicaragua was facing an educational and literacy crisis. Less than 50% of its residents could read and even fewer could write. Thanks to a public initiative to increase literacy and lots of international private support, that figure has grown significantly.  Now, it is estimated that nearly 80% of Nicaraguans can now read and … Continue reading Literacy in rural Nicaragua

After School fun!


Currently, many rural Nicaraguan schools lack adequate resources such as books, scissors, craft materials and computers. In partnership with NICA and Traveling Stories, ETCA houses a public library, an internet cafe, and an after-school program to help students succeed in school. By providing a fun environment where students can come daily to play, laugh and learn… ETCA regularly offers … Continue reading After School fun!

Protecting our environment


ETCA is proud to introduce you to the newest El Transito residents – over 100 baby turtles!  Over the past few months we have been working on our latest endeavor – the El Transito Turtle Sanctuary! ETCA is proud to introduce you to the newest El Transito residents – over 100 baby turtles!  Over the … Continue reading Protecting our environment

Ojos de El Transito


“Ojos de El Transito” is a photo documentary capturing the faces of El Transito.  It was produced by ETCA in conjunction with 2011 TED Public Art Project winner, JR, and his global art project:  Insideout. Photo & Video Credits:   Jonathan Zane, Faith Hong