Changing the world, one child at a time.
Empowerment International has been working in Granada, Nicaragua since 2004 and has reached an annual school retention rate of over 96% in both of our communities since 2008.
As of 2020 we now have over 300 students participating in our program.
6046 Gilbert Way, Golden Colorado, USA
We offer a community-based, holistic educational program to children and their families in three extremely impoverished communities in Granada, Nicaragua. With our weekly home visits, parents are encouraged to send their kids to school and are mentored on how to enhance their children’s education. Supplementary tutoring is offered after school. Leadership skills are taught to our teen students as they learn to lead various projects and tutor the younger children.
EI provides mandatory uniforms, shoes, backpacks and supplies, tuition (secondary school), transportation for rural high school students, medical care, parenting programs (how to be more effective and supportive parents), enrichment activities, and counseling both individually and in groups.
Since 2009 EI has achieved a school retention rate of over 96% within the program participants from the two communities we work. As of 2012 over 87% of all school age children are now in school in EI’s first community, up from 55% in 2003!