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Wilton speaker to highlight work with Nagarote children

Naragote. (Courtesy of Wilton Quaker House)

NORWALK, Conn. – This is a press release, presented in the format in which it was sent:

Miguel Salinas, Field Director for the Norwalk/Nagarote Sister City Project (N/NSCP) in Nicaragua, will be speaking at the Wilton Quaker Meeting, 317 New Canaan Road, Wilton, on Sunday, October 15th at noon to 1:00PM.  He will highlight his work with more than 300 extremely disadvantaged children served by the program and how the Project has eliminated teen gangs, reduced teen pregnancy and improved high school graduation and college admissions.  Teens in the Project have grown more than 20,000 trees from seed and given them to Nagarote residents.  The Project operates a small model organic farm where they grow fresh produce to improve the children’s diets and teach them about sustainable farming.  The public is welcome to attend. 

Salinas holds a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Central America in Managua.  He speaks fluent English and will also attend Brews for the Barrio, a beer tasting event to benefit N/NSCP Sunday afternoon from 2 to 5 at Cranbury Park in Norwalk.

 

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