Dear Friends of Project Chacocente:
Thank you so much for your continuing support of Project Chacocente! Your support is truly making a difference in the WHOLE lives of the children, the families of Project Chacocente, and the families in the surrounding communities.
In December 2014, nine pre-school students, fourteen sixth graders and seven fifth-year high school students graduated from the Chacocente Christian School. Here are some of the pictures that were taken at that event. In addition, the children entertained those present with singing, dancing and a re-enactment of the Nativity.
The 2015 school year began in February with 159 students enrolled in the school. The majority of these students are returnees with the largest number of new students coming into the pre-school class. Our second high school graduating class currently has eight students looking to complete their secondary education. Our teachers are also all returnees from last year with the only changes being the grade level taught by some of the primary teachers. We’re looking forward to an exciting and fulfilling 2015 school year!
Sponsor a child at the Chacocente Christian School
Urgent! Sponsors are still needed to provide the necessary funds to run the school. If you or someone you know might be interested in sponsoring a child for $360 a year (less than $1 a day!), have him or her contact us at email@example.com. or call Mary Beth at 585-265-0097.
NOTE: If you are currently sponsoring a child or children, please let Mary Beth know if you are continuing your sponsorship for 2015. To those who have already responded, many thanks for your continued support of the Chacocente Christian School.
Sponsor a Teacher
We are very proud of the devotion and expertise of all of our teachers. Aiming to provide academic opportunities far above those available at state-run schools, we hire only qualified, capable Christian teachers. We recognize that most teachers in Nicaragua are grossly underpaid (often earning less than sweat shop workers) and we are committed to fairly compensating our employees.
We’re hoping you will help us! Please consider sponsoring a teacher! Your $500 monthly sponsorship will better the lives of not only the teacher but also the lives of his or her students. Join together with friends and churches to truly make a lasting effect.
Continuing Education Scholarships
Several young people and adults at Project Chacocente are also interested in expanding their education, especially in studying English, and we want to help them! Education will increase their self-esteem and job marketability. Can you help?
Partial scholarships, as well as full scholarships, are greatly appreciated. If interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Robyn at 585-752-9070.
For more information and further updates, visit the Project Chacocente website, www.outofthedump.org or friend us on Facebook at Friends of Project Chacocente.
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Project Chacocente. Remember to always label any donations with the child’s name and payment period on the memo line for sponsorships or what the donation is to be used for, for example, the general budget or teacher salaries. Or you may wish to include a note explaining your donation.
Project Chacocente USA is a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. Donations may be sent to Project Chacocente, USA, P.O. Box 128, Lexington, Massachusetts, 02420. If you are making payments through PayPal, note that PayPal charges a fee for using their service. If you are able, please add 2½% to your donation to cover this fee.
¡Qué Dios les bendiga!
May God bless you!