At its meeting in late July the PGL Executive Committee passed unanimously a proposal to introduce a new initiative whereby individuals with a professional background can apply for support as a fellow to bring his or her expertise to an organization or field in Nicaragua.

The fellow would bring a particular skill to the entity with which he or she would be working, and the individual would have a sufficient command of Spanish to work independently with the Nicaraguans. The opportunity is open to Nicaraguans, but it is seen as a particularly effective way in which to encourage someone in Pennsylvania—or elsewhere related to PGL—to share his or her talents with those in Nicaragua who can benefit from the professional development.

The concept emerged from the experience that PGL has already had when individuals from Gettysburg have taken their skills to organizations in León. In six months the Executive Committee will revisit the progress of the new initiative.