ABOUT OUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
When you sponsor a child with Empowerment International, it's personal. Your sponsored child is not just a number, we have a relationship with them, and you will too. Three times a year you will hear from your child. You are always welcome to write to them too, they really enjoy it when you do! As a matter of fact, you are welcome to meet them if you are in Nicaragua. By sponsoring a child, you are ascertaining that they have a spot in our program. Each year they receive school supplies, uniforms, shoes, tuition (for older kids if applicable), emotional and physical healthcare as needed, tutoring after school, home visits, access to all of our clubs such as reading, computers, dance, photography, soccer, art, and biking. These kids become a part of the EI family and feel they have a second home with us. As long as the student maintains our program requirements, they will be a part of our program throughout their educational career. It's no longer unusual for students to start at a young age in our program and graduate from high school or even enter the university.
I am 17 years old and I live in the community of Santa Ana and this year I am starting college. My desire is to be able to finish my degree in Civil Engineering. I consider that I am good in math and I see this as a strong base to begin this new stage. Once I have finished my degree, I have the necessary knowledge to be able to develop my skills. I want to find a decent job so that I can contribute to my family's economy and achieve a better standard of living.
I am confident, responsible, and disciplined with my studies. In my free time, I help my father with jobs in the fields, for example, I take care of the cattle and harvest lemons to take them to the nearest market and sell them. I like to ride and exercise to maintain good health.
In the not-too-distant future, I would love to learn to play the piano and guitar.