By Katie Adams - Volunteer Director, Communications
Fatima from Casa Bernabe celebrates graduation!
Well it's official - Verbo Ministries is helping Nicaraguan schoolkids become extraordinarily better than average! The average Nicaraguan only completes four years of formal schooling and only 10% of all Nicaraguan students who do make it to high school ever complete their schooling and graduate. On December 2 Colegio Verbo celebrated the end-of-year graduation - 23 high school students graduated from 11th grade (the last grade in Nicaraguan high school) and 15 middle school students graduated to go on to high school next year.
Isamar, Klenis, Jonathan, Jakson, Lenin, and Fatima were six of the middle school and high school students who graduated or were promoted at Colegio Verbo last week. What's special about these six? They have all spent most of their childhood growing up at Verbo's Casa Bernabe orphanage adjacent to the school. Because of Verbo Ministries they have a safe home with loving caretakers and an opportunity to go to school - an opportunity which too many Nicaraguan children don't have. We are grateful to all the Colegio Verbo staff for their hard work and to YOU for your support. You are truly making hope real this Christmas season!
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