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.
Fransheska is always smiling and cheerful and bit shy until she gets to know you. She has been an EI program participant for about a year. She daily attends the after school tutoring program for a year, alwaqys eager to learn and do her best. Over the past year we have seen her make great progress in her learning. She is also an avid participant of the EI Reading Club where she has shown us great enthusiasm for the program.
She loves to read, color, and sing too. What she likes most about EI is participating in the children's groups. Her parents are very committed to her education since they actively participate in all the activities requested, such as the parents' school which they always attended, despite not being in a good financial situation, they are focused on always supporting the education of their children.