What will I do as a Luminista?
We work with the staff and children at the San Juan del Sur Biblioteca reading to children, playing games and doing crafts, writing poetry, and teaching other kids from San Juan Del Sur what books and literacy mean to us. We will board the “Book Mobile” or “Biblioteca Movil” and drive to schools in the neighboring barrios to lend books, play games, and do crafts. Here we will get to go and see how other kids go to school, what their days are like and the conditions under which they are learning.
New organizations like Los Quinchos, The Rainbow Girls and Project WOO to the list of projects supported by Project Lumina. Lots of work goes into planning prior to our arrival to decide on what is the greatest need (there are so many!), and how the Luministas can help.
Our afternoons are dedicated to taking to the waves to learn how to surf with Oliver Soliz Expeditions and some of Nicaragua’s best local instructors. Heather, one of our terrific instructors once said, “You surf how you live.Surfing is a tremendous analogy for life with rich subject matter associated with fear, strength, courage, endurance, faith and trust. Surfing, if you let it, can teach you about all of these things. That is what makes it such a powerful experience.”
In addition to our local service work and learning thru surfing programs, we build in days on the Isletas in Granada or Ometepe in Lago Nicaragua. Morning zip lining thru the trees, sunset over Playa Amarillo and a hike to the iconic Christos de la Misericordia await us.
Can I afford to be a Luminista?
Project Lumina is committed to making all Project Lumina Adventures accessible to all participants. We work tirelessly to find funding for our Luministas and those we support in Nica. Let’s work together to realize this dream for you!