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Click here for access to the The NEST teaching materials for English for Rural Tourism.
Student materials, listening and pronunciation recordings, teachers' manuals.
Available as a free download in 6 modules or in print as 
The NEST Books 1 and 2.
The NEST Trust:
  • disseminates The NEST Books 1 and 2, throughout Nicaragua and other Latin American countries;
  • provides the materials as a free download for worldwide access;
  • supports Miraflor students studying English at University: two attended intensive courses in the UK in March 2013
  • supports a rural computer centre on the Miraflor Nature Reserve with computers powered by solar panels;
  • supports past students of English who are sharing teaching within their communities: teachers
  • provides university scholarships for English studies to young people from the Miraflor Nature Reserve;
  • provides some tertiary level scholarships to young women for other studies. 
From 2002 - 2007 we linked volunteer teachers of English with rural communities on the Miraflor Nature Reserve, near Esteli, Nicaragua; the communities wanted English to support their rural tourism programme. We extended the programme to other communities between 2007 and 2009 during which time we also printed and recorded the materials that we had developed.

Now we promote those materials and
support continued learning through scholarships and computer centres. However, we no longer link volunteers with communities. Take a look at the communities page for useful links to places which may be looking for volunteers. Use other pages to access useful information about volunteering in Nicaragua including all the newsletters, with their volunteer reports from the English for rural tourism in UCA Miraflor project.

Nicaragua is a fascinating country with wonderful people. Come visit as a responsible tourist ; you may stay and volunteer!

Contact details: info@thenesttrust.org.uk