ABOUT OUR SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM
When you sponsor a child with Empowerment International, it's personal. Your sponsored child is not just a number, we have a relationship with them, and you will too. Three times a year you will hear from your child. You are always welcome to write to them too, they really enjoy it when you do! As a matter of fact, you are welcome to meet them if you are in Nicaragua. By sponsoring a child, you are ascertaining that they have a spot in our program. Each year they receive school supplies, uniforms, shoes, tuition (for older kids if applicable), emotional and physical healthcare as needed, tutoring after school, home visits, access to all of our clubs such as reading, computers, dance, photography, soccer, art, and biking. These kids become a part of the EI family and feel they have a second home with us. As long as the student maintains our program requirements, they will be a part of our program throughout their educational career. It's no longer unusual for students to start at a young age in our program and graduate from high school or even enter the university.
Leonel de Jesus
Leonel is easy going and polite and one of the first generation of high school graduates from his community. Currently, he is attending his second year at the university where he is studying business administration in Managua. He dreams of a career that will enable him to help his family improve their lives. His university is on weekends and during the week he studies and helps his parents harvest fruits and vegetables and then taking them to the market to sell.
As part of giving back to the community, he helps with the community garden.