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Located in Granada, Nicaragua, La Esperanza Granada is a volunteer group focusing on children’s education. 'Born’ in 2002, we started in one small village on the outskirts of Granada, and now help in seven poverty stricken areas. Our volunteers work in seven schools located in the barrios of Granada, assisting teachers, tutoring young children, running sports programs, introducing children to computers, and helping to promote an interest in learning. By providing opportunities and resources for the long term educational advancement and community development of Nicaraguan pueblos we hope to brighten the future of the children and empower the people of the villages to improve their current living conditions, and break the cycle of poverty. Our focus is on children’s education. We believe in giving a hand up, not a handout. Please visit our website, www.la-esperanza-granada.org, for more information.
Volunteers come from around the world, for varying lengths of time. There are no program or registration fees. We ask for a one-time $20 contribution to cover administrative costs. Fund raising is independent and voluntary. We try to help in a noninvasive way, working directly with the children and with the local schools, teachers and parents to meet educational needs.
We are a nonprofit, nonpolitical, nondenominational organization, funded by donations of individuals, groups, service groups, schools etc. Donations are used for building new classrooms and schools, contributing to teacher’s salaries, and various things to help improve education and health for the children, such as making copies of exams and worksheets, buying textbooks, dental visits, sports supplies, school repairs and a never ending list of needs in this impoverished country.