The following videos/multimedia were taken during an internship with ‘La Isla Foundation,’ Nicaragua. Armed with a dodgy Sony camera from Mexico and a battered and virus infected netbook, they are a bit rough and ready but hopefully give a glimpse into a county that is so foreign to many Australians.
A typical day in the Chichigalpa community
The following segments, created and edited by Alessandra Bergamin, were taken from the news and current affairs program, Panorama, on SYN.
Disabled and displaced- young people in Nursing Homes
Twenty four year old Angela Barker was brutally assaulted and left for dead when she was just 16 years old. After months of hospital and rehabilitation, she was forced to live in a nursing home- the only place with the services she needed to survive.
Nationwide, there are more then 6000 young people with disabilities who are forced to live in aged-care homes.
Sick and Stranded- mental health in rural Victoria
Living with Asperger’s Syndrome
Kids carrying knives
Israeli floatilla raid- what now?