When walking the street of a typical community, in Granada, Nicaragua, you see the usual stuff you see in any developing country, mud in the street, residual wash water here and there. You can see very young kids playing in the street and some older drop out kids sniffing glue and getting into all kinds of trouble including gangs.
Yet this is not the case in every community you visit. In two in particular that are supported by Empowerment International you can also see kids coming back from school in their school uniform. These school uniforms being identical from school to school, it is easy to spot these kids. Unfortunately the majority of kids in Nicaragua, the 2nd poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere (second only to Haiti), do not complete elementary school.
In communities supported by Empowerment International, more than 90% of sponsored kids do complete elementary school and the vast majority of them graduate in high school. The picture on these streets is much different!
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How can you help kids like him?
For 1$ a day, Empowerment International will get a child like him in the program. EI will meet with the student and teacher on a regular basis to monitor his or her progress. After each meeting EI will meet with the parents to report on the progress and will recommend corrective action as needed. EI also helps facilitate solutions to barriers that arise which would typically cause a child to drop out of school.
So can you sponsor a child like her for 1$ a day? This is less than a cup of coffee.
You can also buy this Calendar. For each Calendar sold 10$ will go to EI to help these kids.
Or you can buy a print of one of these kids. Again, all the proceeds will go to EI.
The ultimate way to help though is sponsoring a child. When you make a commitment, you will receive regular report on the progress of the child you are sponsoring and will have the satisfaction of giving this child the opportunities that associated with education.
Take a few minute to hear Anielka’s Story:
Wouldn’t you like to see your protégé show such determination and character in a few years from now?
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