The Presbyterian Women of the Synod of the Trinity have started a mission project for La Escuelita in Managua, Nicaragua. La Escuelita is a kindergarten and elementary school that provides instruction for extremely poor children.
With the new government, the policy is free education for all children. However, a child without money to buy school supplies and books is not able to really study. For parents with no money this often means that children do not attend school.
The government estimates over 35 percent of children nationally are not in school. In addition, many children have to work to supplement the family income or take care of the younger children or elderly grandparents while parents are at work. Since its beginning in 1996, La Escuelita has provided to over 2,500 students.
By the 2017 school year, “The Little School” will have expanded to a second floor and will include the third grade. The teacher’s goal is to make this “The finest school in our neighborhood.”
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