12 Healthy Pre-Schoolers Graduate!
December 9, 2011 was an exciting day for 12 five year olds and their parents in Los Chiles, Nicaragua. Parents and teachers proudly watched the pre-school graduates march to the front of the room, receive diploma’s and bask in their accomplishments. “Some of these children have attended the daycare/preschool since birth,” says Alexandra Salas, Self-Help project officer. Construction of the Los Chiles daycare center was completed in 2006.
Through gifting from generous donors in the United States, more than 221 children are able to attend daycare centers in Los Chiles and surrounding communities and receive the protein-enriched Quality Protein Maize meals. Parents, teachers and community members bear witness to the overall improved health and well-being of the children. “The children are more active and eager to learn basic skills because they are getting the vitamins and proteins they need,” says one parent.
And, according to Salas, the children are leaving pre-school much better prepared for kindergarten. . Parents and teachers expressed sincere gratitude and thanks to all the people in America who are making it possible for their children to thrive.