Verbo Casa Bernabe Puerto Cabezas Graduates, Merary and Anielka
Verbo Casa Bernabe Veracruz Graduates, Kimberly, Candida and Linda
Hogar de Fe Graduates, Genny, Rosa and Shelley
Arms of Love Graduate, Reyna
Each of our eleven After School Education Programs (ASEP) needs a mini-library of books to support the children’s pursuit of fundamental reading skills. In one week, the children at Eisenhower Elementary in Jacksonville, IL raised $2,300 to help purchase books for our kids in Nicaragua! At a cost of $1,200 per mini-library their awesome work supplied two ASEPs with much needed books for their mini-libraries!
Feeling inspired to help a child in Nicaragua learn to read through our After School Education Program? You can launch a peer-to-peer fundraiser and help purchase books for mini-libraries too! Click here to learn more!
The ORPHANetwork Local Church Initiative (LCI) After School Education Program (ASEP) builds upon the platform of health that our LCIs establish through nourishing meals and routine nutritional assessments. The purpose of the ASEP is to provide our children the skills and strategies needed to learn and advance in the public school system and break the cycle of poverty in their lives.
The broad goals of the program are to:
Instruction takes place Monday through Thursday, 2 hours per day for a total of eight hours per week for the 2-3 levels (depending on needs) of instruction.
The program strategically includes parents so that they can be empowered to take an active role in their child’s education. Parent workshops help parents learn how to support their children’s learning and parents have shared positive changes they’ve witnessed in their children, like better behavior and more self-confidence, since joining the program.
Last year the ASEP was piloted in 8 LCIs, impacting 300 students. In 2017, the program will reach 800 students in 16 LCIs!
Would you like to help a child break the cycle of poverty through our LCI ASEP? Each of our locations needs a mini-library and at a cost of $1,200, what a great thing to involve your friends and family in through a peer-to-peer fundraiser!