Eyes to See: U.S. Volunteers in Nicaragua
Journey with American volunteers as they complete construction on a new classroom at La Curva school near Matagalpa, Nicaragua, with the nonprofit organization, Seeds of Learning. See the sights and hear the sounds of this lovely, lush country. Artist Veronica Winters beautifully captures the heart of the land, the spirit of the people, and the excitement of the volunteers. All of the profits from the sale of this video will be donated to Seeds of Learning. Eyes to See: U.S. Volunteers in Nicaragua by Stelli Munnis and Veronica Winters In this beautifully illustrated book, Stelli Munnis and Veronica Winters share what it's like for Americans volunteers to travel to Nicaragua with the nonprofit organization, Seeds of Learning. Although volunteers travel to Nicaragua to build or renovate a school building, the real work happens when things are torn down. As the barriers between people are removed, and the walls individuals erect inside themselves are torn down, they become authentic and caring with one another. Volunteers return to the U.S. feeling different about themselves, others, and the world. They can't help but feel deeply moved and touched by the hearts and spirits of the Nicaraguan children and people. The book contains over 100 full-color photographs that capture the spirit of what it's like from the perspectives of volunteers, the children and people of Nicaragua. All of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Seeds of Learning to help raise awareness about the wonderful work they are doing. Direct Links to explore the project, talk to artists, and buy the book and DVD: http://therockethouse.org/community/eyes-to-see/ www.seedsoflearning.org www.VeronicasArt.com About the Artists: Nicaraguan-born Stelli Munnis grew up in New Orleans and has lived in California, Florida, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Richmond, England. She holds a Ph.D. in psychology from Sofia University in Palo Alto, California, and a BA in economics from the University of Florida. Stelli is one of the founders of Rocket House, Inc., a nonprofit organization for those seeking personal growth and transformation. She also works for SunPower Corp. as the strategic partnerships marketing manager. Russian-American fine artist Veronica Winters holds an MFA in painting from Pennsylvania State University and a BFA degree in studio art from Oklahoma State University. She studied classical painting at the Art Students League of New York and the Grand Central Academy of Art in New York. Veronica's art is found in numerous private collections and her work has been featured in Leisure Painter, American Art Collector, Artists & Illustrators, Colored Pencils Magazine and several others.