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Saturday College

Posted on April 18, 2012 at 12:40 AM




Fabiola, one of our Saturday College students, also serves on our staff as a tutor and mentor.

In Nicaragua, they have Saturday College. Classes are only held on Saturdays. Tuition is very low and most of the cost of higher education for our Project kids is the bus fare from Nagarote to Leon or Managua where the universities are. By only attending on Saturday, they are able to work during the week and their transportation costs are much lower. Of course, they live at home. We give each of our college scholarship students $110/year. That doesn’t cover all, or even most, of their expenses, but it is a big help for families living on $2/day. Four of our college scholarship students, like Fabiola pictured above, earn money by working for us as tutors and aides. The amazing part is that most of their parents never went beyond sixth grade.

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