Learning spaces for strengthening intercultural education in the region
UENIC students at the URACCAN Science Laboratory campus New Guinea
UENIC students at the URACCAN Science Laboratory campus New Guinea
Judith Robleto

Strengthening interinstitutional relations

The science laboratory of URACCAN campus New Guinea; it was the training space for first- and second-year pharmacy students at Nicaraguan Evangelical University (UENIC), Martin Luther King.

Carlos Guillen Argueta, a teacher at UENIC and who accompanied the group of students, said it is through partnerships with URACCAN that young students are able to practice what they theoretically learned. "The boys already have the theory, so they come to practice the subject they are taking within the university, we appreciate these coordinations because they strengthen those bonds of friendship between the two universities," the teacher said.

In the workshop facilitated by the teacher Elder González Brizuela, teaching chemist of URACCAN and head of science laboratory in the enclosure; explained about the nomenclature of general chemistry (systematic, stock) and organic ethers, ketone, carboxylic acid, base acids, as well as generalities in laboratory use.

According to Gonzáles it is extremely important that young people can visit spaces where they create, manipulate and know more about their career.

A necessary learning experience

As part of the experience experienced by the participants, they referred to the importance of having spaces that can make the theoretical practical; In this sense, Xiomara Mercado, a first-year pharmacy student at UENIC, based in El Rama shared that "the reason for coming is to know more about each of the utensils that exist in this laboratory, in addition to learning new knowledge about elements that are important for our learning, so that, as a future pharmacist, to know what the role of each element is" Assured.

Finally, Naomi Hernandez, a second-year pharmacy student at UENIC, says that "this space allows us to reinforce the knowledge we already have, that is with the support of URACCAN University, which has given us the opportunity to use her laboratory, because receiving theory without practice is not appropriate for our training," she concluded.