Educational Sponsorship of Girls
BGR’s partner North Country Mission of Hope is a spiritually based humanitarian organization committed to fostering hope and empowering relationships with the people of Nicaragua. The education of poor girls is a major aim of the Mission. In Nicaragua families with limited financial resources often choose to send their sons rather than their daughters to school. This leaves another generation of young females uneducated and at increased risk of rape and childhood pregnancy. Mission of Hope aims to break the cycle of poverty by sponsoring the education of as many girls as financially possible.
In partnership with Mission of Hope, BGR is sponsoring the education of 122 girls, including 8 who are attending college. Each student in the program receives tuition and/or registration fees, schoolbooks, and the government-mandated school uniform, along shoes, socks, and the required school insignia. Additionally, each student will receive biannual parasite medicine treatment and a free physical at the medical clinic located on the Mission of Hope compound in Chiquilistagua. Tutoring is available for girls who need additional assistance. The goal is to encourage and empower the girls to complete high school and aspire to vocational or university level education. Annually renewable project