URACCAN student leader participates in Virtual Seminar on People and Mutual Care
Rubel Chamorro, student president of URACCN, during the virtual seminar.
Neylin Calderon

Enriching experiences that contribute to intercultural community higher education

A total of 23 universities in Latin America and the Caribbean, including the Intercultural Community University, URACCAN, the only participant in Nicaragua, were called to be part of the "Virtual Seminar on People and Mutual Care" of the Regional Observatory on Social Responsibility for Latin America and the Caribbean. On the part of this institution, there was the representation of Rubel Chamorro, student president of URACCAN.

According to Chamorro, the topics set out in this seminar are related to the COVID-19 pandemic and how higher education is being managed from universities. "Within them there are many personalities who give their opinions about how we should take care of ourselves as young people within universities, with the projections that universities have on the new academic platform that they are using at the Latin American and Caribbean level," the student said.

URACCAN: The First Intercultural Community University in Latin America, contributing in higher education to the pandemic

URACCAN is the only intercultural community higher education institution participating in this virtual seminar, where it has stood out for its contributions on traditional medicine, the worldviews of indigenous and Afro-descendant peoples of the Caribbean Coast.

"We are emphasizing how we (URACCAN) are addressing or applying community education toward education that meets the requirements of universal worldview, how indigenous peoples are fighting this pandemic, how we as a university are comparing traditional medicine to general medicine," the student leader explained.

Second virtual season of mutual care

Chamorro also said that this participation is the continuation of the second season of the virtual seminar, "which has to do with mutual care and mutual support among others".

One of the important aspects highlighted in this seminar is being able to walk together, so that the pandemic can be more easily addressed. "The contribution we give as a university is the way we apply intercultural education in the medical career with general medicine, it is something that the other universities do not see, so they (participants) were very happy with how traditional medicine is applied with Western medicine," Rubel Chamorro said.