Educate 200 Poor Children & Orphans in Nicaragua

by NicaWorks!
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Summary

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.
$23,183
total raised
194
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

http:/​/​www.verbodevelopment.org

Organization Information

NicaWorks!

Location: Oak Hill, VA - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.nica.works
Project Leader:
Tim Adams
Executive Director
Virginia Beach, VA Nicaragua

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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