“Para Los Ninos"
An investment in the education of Nicaragua’s children
In Nicaragua many children do not go to school because their families cannot afford the required uniforms, shoes, books and school supplies. Each donation of $50 to Para Los Ñinos covers these expenses for one child for one year of school
Nicaragua has survived devastating earthquakes, hurricanes, decades of ruthless dictatorship, a revolution and a civil war. It is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere after Haiti. Approximately 80% of the people live in poverty and 60% are unemployed.
♦ Children are carefully screened and chosen by the Sister City Scholarship Committee in Nagarote based on need and ability to benefit.Students must attend school regularly, achieve passing grades and participate in monthly community service projects,
♦ Students, parents and teachers meet regularly to monitor progress and address problems
♦ Family involvement is encouraged
♦ The scholarship covers uniform, shoes, books, school supplies and computer classes for the high school student.
♦ If students continue their education past high school, we continue to provide the $50/year scholarship for their college matriculation costs and transportation expenses.
Sponsorship provides a wonderful opportunity to establish a meaningful relationship with a child in Nagarote. If you choose to communicate with your scholarship student, correspondence will go through our offices in Norwalk and Nagarote, translation provided when necessary. If at some point you would like to join a delegation to Nagarote, you will meet your child.
We operate as a partnership with the people of Nagarote, not a charity. We do not want to encourage our students to expect gifts from sponsors. If you are motivated to send a holiday gift to the child you sponsor, we ask that you make a special donation to the scholarship fund and we will use the funds to provide a special event, like a movie or a field trip for all the scholarship students.
I want to give a scholarship to a child (or children) in Nagarote. In addition to my membership, enclosed is my check for $50 per child per year.
___ Please send me information about the student I am sponsoring.
I cannot sponsor a child but here is my donation of $____ for the program.
Please write your tax-deductible check to N/NSCP, with "Scholarship" in the memo portion.
PO Box 382
Norwalk, CT, 06852
Phone (203) 846 9288