Child Education Sponsorship
Child education sponsorship empowers children, their families, and communities to help break the cycle of poverty. By sponsoring a child’s education at a good quality school, you provide bright kids with an opportunity to succeed in life.
This is how your sponsorship changes a child's life:
A Good School
Access to a good, safe, and clean school with strong academics, sports, extracurricular activities, and an emphasis on social justice teaching. We provide the children with school uniforms, books, school supplies and bus transportation to and from school.
Twice a week, children come to the Children’s Center, where they receive not only tutoring, but get to play board games, do arts & crafts, and borrow books from our small library. We also plan special art projects and outings like seeing live theatre or visiting the zoo.
A medical team from North America comes every year to give the kids routine check-ups, dental care, and healthcare education. During the rest of the year, we cover any medicine, testing or treatment that is not available at the local health clinic.
Whether a child wants to join the soccer team at school, or take folkloric dance classes, or learn to swim, we make sure the funds are there for whatever is needed.
Our family facilitators give individual support to each family entrusted to their care. During the Pandemic, family visits have been largely replaced by calls and have provided much-needed comfort to many in this time of stress.
Kids who arrive at the center for morning tutoring can always find fresh fruit and snacks at the kitchen table. Those who stay for lunch always have a home-cooked meal and salad. Due to the pandemic, we are now feeding families that need support instead, until Covid 19 recedes and the economy rebounds.
Child sponsors receive regular updates on their sponsored child’s progress and general well-being. We welcome all individual or group sponsors.
$2100/Annually (or $175 per month)
HOW CHILD SPONSORSHIP WORKS
What a sponsored child gets
- Education at a good local school
- Weekly tutoring with qualified teachers at our Children’s Center and full access to a wealth of extracurricular activities there
- Opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities at school, such as joining the soccer team, and other community programs for children, such as art or swimming classes
- The accompaniment of a social worker who acts as an advocate and mentor for the child and the child’s family
- The joy of knowing that someone else “out there” cares and is rooting for them
What a sponsor receives
- Welcome to Pathway to Progress Nicaragua
- Photos and student profile of your sponsored child
- Quarterly updates, including report cards and news of your child’s progress and family life
- The joy of knowing you are making a difference in a child’s life
They’ve done the work! They’ve graduated from high school! Now what? Many of our kids are the first in their families to graduate high school, let alone go on to university! While funding for public elementary and secondary education is extremely poor, public universities are generally well-supported institutions. So, if a student makes it this far, we’re going to see them through. Read about some of our students’ success stories.
The annual cost for each student varies depending on the university, the course of study and the family’s economic circumstances so we have broken things down into 3 distinct levels of support as follows:
Full Private University
This gold level support provides access to a private university for our neediest students who wish to study disciplines not available in public universities. It includes all expenses at a private university in the city of Managua, including fees, books and materials, transportation costs, meal support, tech and online support.
Full Public University
This is our silver-plated level for our neediest students whose areas of study are offered at a public university. It includes all public university fees, books and materials, transportation costs, meal support, tech and online support.
Partial Public University
This contribution eases the financial burden on families who are able to help their child with expenses but would find it very difficult to meet all expenses. This level may include assistance with transportation, meal support, books, and tech, and online support, depending on the individual student’s needs.
Frequently Asked Questions
Have questions about child sponsorship that are not answered?
Deciding to sponsor a child is a significant decision. If you have questions about how your sponsorship money will be used, how we work, about P2P or child sponsorship in general, you are welcome to contact us via this form or our email.
SPONSORSHIP REQUEST FORM
Once you submit the form, we will reach out to confirm your interest, answer any of your questions, and inform of our available methods of contribution.