Granada, Nicaragua – providing disadvantaged children the opportunity to pull themselves from poverty through education.

ICEF’s donation will be used to sponsor two boys and one girl through their high school studies.

Ranking just after Haiti for the poorest country in the Americas, Nicaragua sees only about 30% of its children make it through to the end of primary school. Of those, few take their studies beyond, as most families do not have the means to pay for a high school education.

Seventy-six percent of the people in Nicaragua struggle to get by, earning less than $2 a day. Children often do not go to school because their families cannot afford to send them. Once they have left school, many children go off to work in order to help their families.

Rural areas see the lowest levels of education. In fact, three-quarters of the population living in rural Nicaragua cannot read and often have access to only one or two years of school. With 65% of its population aged 25 and under, the need for education in Nicaragua is high.

Operating out of Granada, Nicaragua, volunteer driven La Esperanza Granada aims to improve the prospect of higher education for the children of Nicaragua. Since 2002, the non-profit has been operating through sponsorships, donations, and volunteer efforts that provide high school and college education to Nicaragua’s most poverty stricken regions.

Sponsorship with La Esperanza Granada allows students who have completed primary school to move on to high school and even college in some cases. The ICEF Education Fund is sponsoring three students for five years of high school each.

Visit the La Esperanza Granada website to learn more about sponsoring a student for their high school studies.

To learn more, contact rhearps@icef.com