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Aug 9, 2019

Small Donations matched Next Week! August 12-16

We're getting closer to the goal! Thank you so much to the generous donors who made large contributions last month. You've now raised $4,787, plus $2,000 in matching funds from GlobalGiving - amazing!

Next week brings an opportunity to get small donations matched, with the August "Little by Little" campaign. From August 12 to 16, or until funds run out, GlobalGiving will match every donation up to $50 at 60%. (If you donate $50, they'll turn it into an $80 gift. If you give $10, they'll make it a $16 gift.) Can you pitch in $10 next week?

Escuela Adelante's organic vegetable garden continues to grow and produce healthy ingredients for our students' lunches. We can't wait to build a proper kitchen and cafeteria, and see this nutrition program really blossom. 

Thanks for keeping up with our progress and for helping the youth of San Juan del Sur lead healthy and happy lives. We hope to see your support next week!

Best wishes from Nicaragua,

The Adelante Team

Jul 17, 2019

Important Opportunity this Thursday, July 18

Dear Supporters,

As you're probably aware, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, and the past two years have brought exceptional hardship. In the struggle to escape poverty, major obstacles for children include malnutrition and a lack of quality education.

For many families in San Juan del Sur and its surrounding areas, Escuela Adelante is the only viable option for a high-quality education and the opportunity to learn English. You've helped make this school a reality, and it's bringing real hope to the futures of hundreds of children.

We've learned that many students don't receive well-balanced meals at home, and we recognize the detriment of malnutrition on a student's academic abilities and overall well-being. Therefore we have begun providing nutritious lunches for our full-day students and healthy snacks for our half-day preschoolers and kindergartners. The school curriculum now incorporates organic gardening and nutrition. Students take part in growing vegetables and collecting eggs from our chickens, which our fabulous cook incorporates into healthy meals. 

Escuela Adelante needs to build a kitchen and cafeteria before the next school year starts in January. The tiny kitchen that came with the property is barely adequate for a family, much less an elementary school. We need to start construction in the next few months, but we haven't raised enough funds to do so.

Please consider making a contribution this Thursday. GlobalGiving is offering a one-day matching opportunity for donations of $100 to $1000. The higher the donation, the higher the match. Gifts of $750 to $1000 will be matched at 50%! The match is ONE DAY ONLY: this Thursday, July 18, from 9 am to midnight (EST).

This is a great opportunity to band together with friends or family to make one larger contribution. You can contribute to the kitchen and cafeteria campaign here!

Thank you so much for your continued support.

Sincerely,

The Adelante Team

Apr 10, 2019

Adelante's New Campus - Thriving Thanks to YOU!

Dear Supporters,

You made it happen! In January Escuela Adelante opened its doors to a new year at the new campus. Over 250 students attend school in the new building – bilingual preschool, kindergarten, first and second grade in the mornings, youth ESL classes in the afternoons, and adult ESL classes in the evenings.

We plan to continue growing the school every year, to see our students all the way through 12th grade. The next step is to build a kitchen and cafeteria. We have already integrated gardening into our curriculum, and home-grown vegetables will be a major ingredient in the nutritious lunches we provide the students.

From April 8-12 GlobalGiving is MATCHING donations up to $50 at 60%!

Please contribute this week if you can, to our new campaign for a kitchen and cafeteria: https://www.globalgiving.org/projects/provide-nutritious-school-lunches-in-nicaragua/

Thank you for your continued support of accessible bilingual education in San Juan del Sur. Your donations are changing hundreds of lives.

Mil Gracias,

The Adelante Team

P.S. Anyone who donates $1000 (this can be cumulative) will receive permanent recognition at the new campus. We appreciate our major donors and want to acknowledge your generosity at the beautiful new site.

 
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