Seattle University donated 100 computers to the Jesuit University in Managua and 10 computers to a Jesuit elementary school as technology enhancement for sister institutions. The computers were three years old or younger, and helped provide two new computer labs for the university and new technology access for the elementary school.
Seattle University’s Engineers Without Borders (EWB) student chapter designed and implemented a drainage project for a Jesuit elementary school in Managua (Fe Y Alegria – Colegio Jaun XXIII), to prevent flooding in the rainy season. The project was built in December, 2007 with a team that included 4 students, 4 staff members, and 2 faculty members. Click to see the short music video of the project: www.szablya.com/ewb-nica07v2.wmv
Montessori School to School Project – 2001 Professor John Chattin-McNichols facilitated a school – to- school partnership between 3 Monstessori schools in the Seattle area, and 3 in Nicaragua. (1 faculty member)
- Digital Photo Project – in 2004, Former Seattle University photographer Anil Kapahi spent two weeks at the Central American Historical Institute at the Universidad Centroamericana, collaborating on a digital archival photo project with UCA colleagues.
- Habitat for Humanity – in 2004, 15 students from the Seattle University Habitat for Humanity Club were joined by their faculty advisor, Associate Professor of History Marc McLeod, for a two-week home build in the community of Chinandega, in the northern part of Nicaragua.
- SU Alumni Serving as Jesuit Volunteers in Nicaragua – Two SU alumni have served/will be serving the people of Nicaragua as teachers and in community development for an extended period after graduation, through the Jesuit Volunteers Corps: International. One alumnus served for two years, from 2002-04, and a second alumnus begins two years of service this year (2009-2011).
- Community Library Resource Donation – In summer 2008, Associate Professor of Management Madhu Rao and SU student Emily Griffin donated a computer, solar generator and books to a library serving the school and community leaders of El Porvenir in rural Nicaragua. The donation visit and delivery followed directly from the Opus Prize due diligence trip the two made in June to learn about prize recipient Mike Woodard and the Jubilee House Community.