80% of the population is living in extreme poverty. Nevertheless, 75% of the students at primary level are in private schools due to a lack of public schools. The socio-political turmoil during last years has seriously ravaged the economy of the poorest country of the Americas. Most parents are facing tremendous financial difficulties and are not able to pay for schooling expenses.
Participating schools are selected according to their merit, calculated by using fixed quantitative criteria set down by specialists within the foundation. All these schools will be periodically inspected.
The scholarship program will help brighten the future of the children. It will also contribute to restore hope for desperate parents unable to send their children to school.