The Nicaragua School Project Society Story Giving a sense of pride through education
The Nicaragua School Project Society was founded in order to supply students at the Jose De La Cruz Mena school in El Pantanal, Nicaragua, with essential school supplies and educational support. Through generous donations, Nicaragua School Project equips each student with two packages of school supplies each year. Past generosity has also enabled us to improve the school environment and working conditions for teachers. It is our hope to continue work in El Pantanal, creating new projects that can inspire change and improvement within the community.
The project in El Pantanal began in February 2008 in association with the non-profit organization, Casa Xalteva — a Spanish school that houses and pays for the education of 15 underprivileged children from Granada, Nicaragua. Kathryn, a Canadian from Victoria, BC, combined forces with two employees of Casa Xalteva—Juan Carlos Roblero and José Andres Martinez—to effect change and foster hope for in-need communities. They chose the neighbourhood of El Pantanal as their project setting both because José Andres Martinez has close family connections there and due to the region’s severe lack of employment and low wages. The benefits of the El Pantanal project are far reaching: while student gain access to essential supplies, the heavy burden of affording them is lifted for numerous families.
The Nicaragua School Project is a registered society in British Columbia, Canada (October, 2009). We are a partner of the Vancouver based organization, Nicaragua Children's Foundation. Because of their kindness, our donors may receive a tax receipt for donations of $50.00 or more. In 2009, our project was able to expand its aid to another school in the El Pantanal region - a school of 60 students called Escuela Salomon de la Selva. We currently support the educational needs of two schools. Feel free to email us at email@example.com for more information.