ICO Nicaragua Communities are presently in the formation stages. Potential ICO Initiatives and partnerships are being evaluated.
- ICO Secretariat is responsible for the ICO Community building
- ICO Initiatives Centre is responsible for the development and management of potential Initiatives
- ICO Research and Evaluative Centre is responsible for the continuing evaluation of ICO Initiatives and sharing that with the World LIVE 24/7
ICO has only just begun operations in Ojochal, Nicaragua, located in the southwestern region of the country, ICO focuses their initiatives in the town of San Juan del Sur.
Ojochal is a farming community with a one-room school and a small preschool. In order to get any kind of product or service, the people of Ojochal must to go to San Juan del Sur, about an hour and a half away by foot. The town has no electricity and a very little access to clean water supply, meaning that for much of the year, its inhabitants drink water from the river.
Our Guatemala team recently established a partnership with World Vets who have paid one visit to Ojochal to look after the animals of the community. They will be returning in May 2012.
This team has learned how important it is to listen to the needs of the people while respecting cultural differences and have discovered the value of establishing partnerships with other organisations.