Managua, Nicaragua —Liliana Vazquez, Interplast Communications Technology Coordinator.
I arrived in Nicaragua on Sunday evening accompanying Dr. Chandini Perera (pictured on left) and occupational therapist Asha Karunathilake (pictured on right) from Sri Lanka. They are participating in Interplast's Visiting Educator program, with the goal to exchange ideas with their colleagues across the world and learn from the local burn unit here in Managua. As we arrived today, promptly at 8 am, we were warmly greeted by the staff of Asociacion Pro Ninos Quemados de Nicaragua (APROQUEN.) After a few welcoming words, we were off to start morning rounds and consultations, which quickly introduced us to the children we'll be working with the rest of our visit. Each child we met has his or her own story which I hope to share with you in the following days.