We are pleased to report that after a trying year politically in Nicaragua, the education system has returned to its full time regular schedule across the country. Our students are pleased to have been able to apply their renewed focus to their studies over the past 3 months and are looking forward to wrapping up this year in early December. They are all locked in studying for their finals now and completing their final reports. We are proud of their dedication and focus through this trying period for Nicaragua.
We are expecting final grades reports prior to the next quarterly report and look forward to sharing them with all of you.
We are also excited to announce that we have a huge graduating class coming out of our high school this year. We are expecting about 40 students, which again is an excellent number, given the tough year we have all experienced. We are accepting scholarship applications from this group as well and if funding allows we look forward to adding an additional 5-10 students to our scholarship program for the 2019 academic year.
We thank you all for your ongoing generosity and support.
The photos included are from some group activities that our scholarship students have participated in with us this year.
Aug 8, 2018
Scholarship Update - August 2018
By Jamie Collum - Project Leader
Our 2018 Scholarship Award Recipients
The last few months have been very trying in Nicaragua but thankfully the crisis in Nicaragua has begin to calm and classes have resumed across the country including in Leon, where many of our students attend University. It is difficult at times to really understand the severity of the crisis, and we know that there is a tremendous amount of work and healing that needs to occur before Nicaraguans can move forward, but we also know that the value of education is needed now more than ever in Nicaragua. We have to continue to support these students as they are the future and they are the ones who will lead to a better tomorrow for all.
Our program currently consists of 20 students but we do plan to expand this to 25 or even 30 students when the next academic year begins in February. Our current group has been asked to provide their most recent academic results as soon as possible so we do hope to share that during our next project report.
When they picked up their scholarship money in August many asked that we share their gratitude for your support and love for Nicaragua.
Thanks for believing in our students and the work we do!
We are very happy to report that this project is complete! The Manzana Dos School Rehab was a huge success in large part due to a very engaged community that volunteered their time and energy to help complete this project. The finished rehab included a brand new roof for the primary and pre-school buildings (3 classrooms in total) plus concrete repairs and new paint for for the 3 classrooms. New desks for 75 students and 35 refurbished desks - a big thanks to our local carpentry team for volunteering their time to rehab these desks. 3 new washrooms with flushing toilets and a urinal for the boys plus a new water tower, new water storage tank and a new pump. The school is now in excellent condition and will be maintained this way by our Waves of Hope maintenance crew (led by Marlon and our scholarship students) and the local parents and students. A big thanks to all of you for donating your time, energy and money in support of this project!