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Published on Oct 30, 2012
A photo and video montage in memory and celebration of the life of Jonathan Roise (1945-2012). Jonathan Roise and Mercedes Guido co-founded the Sí a la Vida project in Nicaragua in 1994. It is a residential rehabilitation program for Managua street boys. Sí a la Vida provides the opportunity and resources to allow a boy to choose to turn his life around; the organization's motto is "from the world of the streets to a world of respect", accomplished through education, nutrition, counseling and reuniting with family.
The songs: Rutendo, Isu Tayo Pano (by Dumisani Maraire) - performed by Ushamwari Marimba Ensemble Nicaragua, Nicaraguita by Carlos Mejia Godoy Aquella Indita (traditional) - performed by Ushamwari and Ometepetlel Sí a la Vida - composed and performed by Fernando Antonio Obregón Gonzalez