As the second poorest country in Central America, the people of Nicaragua have lost hope of ever ending the cycle of poverty for themselves or their children. Two thirds of Nicaraguans live on about $1 a day. 60% of children drop out of school by sixth grade.
To provide hope and improve future employment prospects, Chacocente Christian School offers a Christ centered, tuition-free, full day education. Our dedicated teachers are well trained and our class size of 15 students (as compared with up to 60 in state run schools) ensures that the individual needs of our students are met.
We provide a nutritious lunch, the only meal of the day for some, because we believe hungry children can not learn well.. We offer classes not taught in the public schools, such as English, Computer Science, Christian Education, Traditional Dance, Art and Music. We have one of the few libraries in Nicaragua, and our full-time librarian instills a love or reading in our students.
Although the families of Project Chacocente have fulfilled the requirements of the original contract they signed when moving out of the Managua Dump, we continue to support their continuing education and technical training. Currently, nine residents are enrolled in classes including Teacher School, Advanced Computer Technology and Advanced English.