Dear Global Glimpse Parents and Families,
As many of you may already be aware, a 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred on the pacific coastline of Nicaragua last night on Wednesday, June 9. There are no immediate reports of damage or injuries of any kind in any of our sites, and all students, GG Leaders, and staff have been accounted for and all are doing well. The earthquake’s epicenter was located in Chinandega. Currently, all trips are scheduled to proceed with their planned activities while carefully following all health and safety protocols.
We are closely monitoring the situation with our staff on the ground as well as with International SOS (ISOS), our international medical and emergency care provider. Please be advised that ISOS has performed thousands of evacuations and with care, and has developed the expertise to provide service in remote areas of the world. Additionally, ISOS’ global security network is designed and ready to assist in managing any complex issues of people, information, communications, and transportation during an emergency situation. In the event of an emergency, Global Glimpse is prepared to execute our carefully assessed natural disaster and evacuation protocols in partnership with ISOS to help minimize risk to our participants and staff. If you have any further questions about the earthquake in Nicaragua please contact our Director of International Programs, Jocelyn Juliao, at [email protected].
The Global Glimpse Team