New classrooms to ring in new school year
CCFC opens new classrooms in Estelí, Nicaragua with support from partners MINED and TFCF
ESTELÍ, Nicaragua — More than 200 children in Estelí started their 2016 academic year with three new classrooms, thanks to the support of Christian Children’s Fund of Canada’s (CCFC) donors and partners, Nicaragua’s Ministry of Education (MINED) and the Taiwanese Fund for Children and Families (TFCF).
Prior to this, children walked far to attend school, which was dangerous due to congested traffic, no sidewalks and robberies in the areas. “The children … are now safer and more protected,” said Swaleh Karanja, CCFC country director, Nicaragua. Thanks to the new classrooms, the children are closer to school, which means they have a greater chance of walking to class with family, they have more time to prepare for their day and they don’t have to walk far during rainy season.
This is not the first school construction project funded with support from TFCF. Five preschool classrooms have been built, and three classrooms have been renovated through this partnership with CCFC. CCFC is grateful teachers could be hired to lead the new classes, thanks to collaboration with MINED.
For more than 20 years, CCFC has been working in Nicaragua to improve educational quality for children by training teachers, providing school supplies and building or renovating school facilities. To learn more about CCFC’s work in Nicaragua, visit ccfcnicaragua.org.