Casa Congo is a conservation movement with a mission to empower communities with skills & tools for sustainable development. We’re building a school in Nicaragua to share knowledge with the local community and international students around conservation practices that can preserve the natural environment whilst regenerating the economy. Our practice is founded on four pillars: ecology, ocean advocacy, built environments and community.
At Casa Congo, we focus our conservation efforts on Chacocente, Astillero’s natural areas and the ecosystem services they provide. By doing so, we create new jobs that support the economic recovery of Nicaragua, which does not have to come at the expense of the environment. We empower local leaders to become advocates for sustainability and, by providing the tools, training and resources to make sustainable solutions viable, we aim to transform the location into a global destination where the local community members can be the protagonists of their own change.
We are a registered non-profit organization in Canada, and a social tourism business in Nicaragua. Together, these structures form a circular model, where funds from international visitors and ecotourism services are re-invested in local education and grass root conservation projects.
OUR MISSION IS TO Empower communities WITH THE TOOLS & SKILLS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
We built a bamboo community centre in Astillero. Our headquarters acts as a knowledge centre where the local community and international visitors can come together to learn conservation skills, share ideas and have an active hand helping the community.