The level of public education in León is, as in the city of Granada, where Con Corazón has operated its hotel for more than 7 years, very low. The education budget from the government is limited; teachers are poorly trained and generally not motivated.
DROP OUT RATE IS HIGH
Public education in Nicaragua is free, which means that everyone has access to education. Though, for different reasons children are forced to stay at home. The need for the children to help in the fields or in the household is often greater than attending classes. A large proportion of children attend primary education (from 6 to 12 years). During these years, more than 40 % of the children drop out of school. They won't attend secondary school.
KEY TO A BETTER FUTURE
Hotel con Corazón León wants to contribute substantially to better the education of more than 100 children, in order to improve their opportunities in the future. Therefore 100 % of the profits of Hotel con Corazón León will be invested in education. We will reach better education by:
- giving extra lessons and homework to the children by motivated teachers
- providing scholarships to children and young adults who want to continue their studies, but can't because their parents can't afford it
- educating parents about the importance of education for their children
COOPERATION WITH EXISTING ORGANIZATIONS
We will work together with one or more existing educational organizations in the region. Organizations that are already well known by local authorities and have the understanding and support of the local people. Hotel con Corazón will monitor the results to ensure that the funds are properly used.