This project will help 200 needy and orphan children in Vera Cruz, Nicaragua enroll and remain in the Verbo K-12 school by paying for textbooks, uniforms, supplies, and livable salaries for teachers.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Less than 50% of all Nicaraguan children go to elementary school. On average it takes a student 10 years to complete elementary school; and then only 40% of those who go to high school graduate. Lack of formal education is one of the main reasons that nearly one-third of the country is illiterate and nearly 70% of Nicaraguans are either unemployed or underemployed. There are more than 1,000 children in Vera Cruz, Nicaragua that do not attend school.
How will this project solve this problem?
Funding will enable the Verbo School to hire and retain more highly-qualified teachers, make necessary infrastructure and classroom improvements, and subsidize the tuition for additional children from the local community.
Potential Long Term Impact
Having a primary and secondary education gives impoverished children a significantly better chance of getting a job, learning a trade or going to college and breaking the cycle of poverty into which they were born.
Total Funding Received to Date: $23,183
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $23,183 . The original project funding goal was $23,000.