The fabulous weather, palm trees, delicious food, and all such initial joys of being here became so insignificant when we met the girls who live at CINAG.

Their initial shyness soon faded (for most) and they were keen to interact with us.  Their eyes are bright and their faces are radiant when they smile.

My hair was well examined and envied, and a flower tucked behind my ear.   This first afternoon onsite, I could go nowhere without a lovely young Nicaraguan teen´s arm linked in mine (and usually one on each arm).

The resident girls are between 11 and 16 years old. Only two attend school right now; the others arrived in the middle of the school year and without transcripts or records, so they study at CINAG for the time being.