The students of Colegio Cristiano Presbiteriano (CCP) in Managua, Nicaragua need computer skills to have any hope of lifting themselves out of poverty.
Funds are needed for a computer teacher and to provide internet service for the school over the next three years.
The families of the Hialeah neighborhood are some of the poorest in Managua, and Nicaragua vies with Haiti as the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Many of the children who live there and attend CCP live in homes with dirt floors and walls made of scrap materials.
CCP is a private school that offers classes from pre-school through ninth grade. It was founded in 1997 by the Mission of the Presbyterian Church of South Korea in Nicaragua in order to provide a better education, opportunity, and moral guidance for the children of Barrio Hialeah.
The Korean mission continues to operate the school. CCP provides a much higher quality of education than is provided in the public schools, which is evidenced by the fact that over 250 families in this extremely poor neighborhood make the sacrifice to pay the tuition fee.
CCP has struggled to survive over the years due to lack of sufficient funding, and funding remains an ongoing challenge.
However, despite nearly closing in 2008, CCP has persevered with the help of generous donors who believe in its mission.
Some generous donors built a secure computer lab for the school in the fall of 2014, which was then furnished with 28 computers by a Korean Presbyterian Church. Initiatives like these provide students with the resources and encouragement they need to become better educated and to create more hopeful futures for themselves, their families, and their community.
In order for the students to receive the full benefit of the computer lab, campaign organizers are hoping to raise $7,642 for a computer instructor for three years, and $2,592 for reliable internet service for three years, equaling their total campaign goal of $10,234.
Campaign ends in 4 days.