Do you you remember Jerrison?  On this early morning, the TGL Nicaragua team was documenting the morning routine of a typical family in this impoverished community.  Jerrison’s sister got dressed, combed her hair, had breakfast, brushed her teeth and played with him  before heading to school.  This is probably typical of any North American child of her age.

What is not so typical is that girls of her age would probably drop out of school before completing elementary school without proper support.  Her mother did not complete school either; so it is hard for her to provide the needed support.  Her father abandoned her when she was young and her step-father is in jail.

Yes, because EI is supporting this family through their child sponsorship program, her chances to complete elementary and high school are much higher.

Should you be interested to know more about our trip in July 2012 in Nicaragua, please follow this link.

How to reduce school drop-out?

For 1$ a day, Empowerment International will get a child her 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?