The Mission of Hope is committed to sharing HOPE and changing lives, while breaking down the barriers caused by poverty, illiteracy, injustice and greed. One of our major programs is our Education Programs. We are involved in a number of educational initiatives because we know that quality education is vital in breaking the cycle of poverty. The Mission provides substantial educational assistance through tuition sponsorships (more than 650 annually), teaching supplies, and school based nutritional food programs at more than 20 different impoverished schools in Nicaragua. Amazingly, these schools are located in 13 different poor barrios (comarcas) in rural Nicaragua, as well as in the city of Managua.
For a yearly donation of $140 you can cover the cost of tuition, registration, shoes, notebook, pencil and uniforms required by the government for children to attend school. Students in Nicaragua wear a uniform of white shirt, blue pants or skirt, and black shoes. The children come to school dressed in clean, starched clothes, shoes shined and impeccably groomed. In spite of great poverty, the families have great dignity and take pride in their children’s appearance and education. To sign up to sponsor a child, visit our sponsorship page.
One of our major objectives is to “Promote education throughout the life cycle in support of human development”. We believe that education that results in empowerment is one of the most important things that we can do. In addition to sponsoring schools, we currently support other educational initiatives such as technical training skills in a number of fields, first responder training, computer and language training and sewing coops, all designed to foster gainful employment and sustainability.
Needed Educational Supplies:
We always welcome donations of school supplies, art supplies and basics such as pens, pencils, crayons, are always welcomed. We ask that you bring any donations to our warehouse at 970 State Route 22 B in Schuyler Falls, NY on Wednesdays between 9am and Noon. Or, you can mail/ship them to us at: North Country Mission of Hope, PO Box 2522, Plattsburgh, NY 12901.
- Manual pencil sharpeners
- colored pencils
- filler paper for notebooks
- 1″ binders
- AA and AAA batteries
- rulers (including metric measurements)
- laptop computers