Scholarships: Aspiring to a Better Future/Becas: aspirar a un futuro mejor

Student Scholarships: Aspiring to a Better Future

Adolescents between ages 12 and 20 who live in Troilo and Goyena - rural areas outside of León - are disadvantaged when trying to pursue an education. Although elementary education is free in Nicaragua, poor, rural families can not afford school supplies or the transportation needed to send their children to schools. Additionally, lacking substantial incomes, parents need their children to work on farms just to provide basic necessities needed to survive. They can not compensate for the work lost to sending their kids to school. As a result, school dropout rates are high. In turn, young Nicaraguans typically miss out on higher education and by extension quality employment that would otherwise ensure financial stability in the long term. Thus, the stubborn cycle of poverty continues,

To break this cycle, increase school retention and provide better career paths for the youth of Goyena and Troilo, ViviendasLeón provides scholarships for students in high school and college. One student, Jahaziel Avendaño has benefited from the scholarship program since it allows him to attend classes without worrying about working at home. As a first year university student at the National University of Nicaragua, UNAN in León, he is studying Industrial Engineering. "We are a family with few economic resources, so the scholarship has been impactful," he says. "What one dreams is to better their family and their future. Thanks to the scholarship, I can go to school, pay the university fees, transportation, and food "

Jackeling Hernandez, another scholarship student in the fifth grade, attends Miguel Larreynaga Middle School in Matagalpa. Jackeling has a single mother, Margarita Maria Cabrera, who works as a street vendor. Thanks to the scholarship, Jackeling can study without burdening her mother with more expenses. Furthermore, she can now realistically aspire to choose a career that will not only lift her and her family out of poverty, but also give her back to her community in Goyena. She is currently working as a consultant at Goyena's art program, where she crafts hair ties, piñatas, and jewelry, which she sells in the community to make some extra money.

ViviendasLeón's scholarship program supports students to achieve educational success which makes their career achievable. Our goal is to students like Jackeling and Miguel to give back and empower their respective communities with the knowledge, skills and leadership abilities that they polish in higher education and their future careers. By obtaining an education and professional skills, these students, who are dedicated to their families, will be able to improve the standard of living in Goyena and Troilo in the future and help break the cycle of poverty.   

ViviendasLeón's scholarship program contributes positively to its mission to eliminate the inter-generational poverty in rural Nicaragua.  

To contribute to VL's scholarship program, click here 

Student Scholarships: Aspiring for a Better Future

Adolescents between the ages of 12 and 20 living in Troilo and Goyena - rural areas outside of León - are at a disadvantage when pursuing an education. Although primary education is free in Nicaragua, rural and low-income families do not have the financial resources to purchase school supplies and the transportation needed to send their children to school. In addition, without sufficient resources, parents need their children to work at home and at harvest to have food and the most basic needs to survive. They can not compensate for the lack of work that results when children attend school. Therefore, many young people go to work instead of studying, and there is a lot of school dropout. This in turn causes them to stop following the path of getting work, Which would otherwise guarantee financial stability. As a consequence, the circle of poverty continues and makes students unable to improve their parents' lives and their own lives as well.

ViviendasLeón grants scholarships to students for high school and also for university, in order to break the poverty structure, increase school retention, and offer better future careers for the youth of Goyena and Troilo. One of those students, Jahaziel Avendaño, has benefited from the scholarship program because he can take classes without worrying about working at home. Jahaziel is in his first year at the National University of Nicaragua, UNAN in Leon, where he studied industrial engineering. "We are a family with very few financial resources," says Jahaziel. "The dream I have is to improve my own life and give back to my family. Thanks to the scholarship, I can attend college, pay school fees, transportation, and food. "

Jackeling Hernandez, another fellow who is in the fifth grade, attends Colegio Miguel Larreynaga in Matagalpa. Jackeling has a single mother, Margarita María Cabrera, who works as a street vendor. Thanks to ViviendasLeón, Jackeling can study without having other costs that her mother would have to cover. In addition, she realistically aspires to the opportunity to obtain a high-quality career that will enable her and her family to escape poverty. Using the skills acquired in school, Jackeling participates in the Goyena art program, making hair ties, piñatas, and jewelry, and sells his creations in the community to earn some money.

The scholarship program supports students to achieve success in education and makes their dreams come true. Our goal is for young people, such as Jackeling and Jahaziel, to reward their communities with the skills and leadership they learn at school and in their careers. If they get an education and professional skills, the scholarship recipients, who are very familiar and dedicated to their parents, can improve the quality of life in Goyena and Troilo in the future and end the circle of poverty.

The scholarship program provided by ViviendasLeón contributes positively to the goal of eliminating intergenerational poverty in rural Nicaragua.

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