MATAGALPA: Seven trainees are currently attending the Pontis Sustainable Agriculture Program technician training. When they complete the training in December, they will be fully qualified to teach sustainable agriculture in classrooms and on farms. They attend in-residence classes, once per month at the Pontis Nicaragua office in Matagalpa.
Each trainee brings a unique set of experiences. Francisco Sotelo, standing on the right, is a pastor and farmer who organized his community to receive Pontis training two years ago. When complete, Pastor Francisco will be conducting classes and mentoring farm families on the Island of Ometepe.