Leicester Masaya Link Group

Leicester Masaya Link Group

Forest Lodge Education Centre, Charnor Road, LeicesterLE3 6LHhttp://www.leicestermasayalink.org.uk

Leicester Masaya Link Group (LMLG) co-ordinates the town twinning link between Leicester and the city of Masaya in Nicaragua. We work towards the relief of poverty by supporting partnerships for sustainable development in the Masaya region and we help to raise awareness of global issue sthrough educational projects across all sectors of the community in Leicester and th surrounding area.

The LMLG was awarded Development Education Centre status in 2002 and uses the link and its first hand knowledge of Nicaragua to provide a rich source of materials to support global citizenship and education for susainable development. Working in both formal and informal sectors, the LMLG delivers projects in schools, provides in-service training and runs activities for youth groups as well as awareness raising events aimed at increasing local understanding of development issues.