Working Teens Educated in Nicaragua



The Teen Night School, located in one of the poorest and highest crime rate areas of Managua, provides remedial education for young adults who must work days to support their families.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The Teen Night School is located in the Jorge Mitrov barrio in the south-central zone of Managua. Unemployment among people of the barrio is almost 80% and inhabitants must tolerate a high crime rate. The majority of residents work in the informal sector completing tasks such as cleaning car windows at stoplights, making candy or selling coconuts from horse-drawn carts.

How will this project solve this problem?

The goal of the Teen Night School is to assist students in obtaining their primary school diploma so they can continue their studies and receive a high school or a technical diploma.

Potential Long Term Impact

The program seeks to help young people in the poorest areas of Managua avoid the violent and at- risk elements of their society, by giving them the education and skills to find better jobs to support themselves and their families.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


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Project Leader

Mary LaPorte

Cleveland Heights, OH United States

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