This project will allow at least 200 children and adults impacted by extreme poverty and civil unrest to attend free English classes in the developing nation of Nicaragua. An English language education is essential in Nicaragua to obtain a barely living wage. Since the civil unrest began all funds have vanished in Nicaragua. Our Learn and Serve Organization will provide jobs to Nicaraguan teachers which will allow adults and children entrenched in poverty to receive free English classes.
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the western hemisphere. Less than half of Nicaraguans have access to preschool education with almost an equal percentage of adolescents forced into the manual labor market. An English education is the difference between survival and not in Nicaragua. Since Nicaragua's civil unrest beginning April 2018, life for most is more tragic. This project will affect more than 200 of some of the poorest adult and primary grade school students in Nicaragua.
This project allows former students who have dropped out of English classes since April 2018 (when civil unrest began) at other institutions due to cost or the institution itself shutting down to continue with their English education. Also, our project will remove potential students, adult and non-adults from perpetual waiting lists for free English classes. Further, this project will train/teach University students and teachers who were forced out of school in April 2018.
This project will provide an English education for at least 200 adult men, women and children allowing them to rise out of generational poverty. The greater percentage of this number will be the first in their families to receive formal education, obtain a professional job or be the first to leave and/or provide for their families and/or communities in generations.