Sponsor a Student

Sponsor a Student
You give hope for their future.
Sponsoring a student is life-changing.
You write twice a year and build a relationship.
Sponsoring a student is easy.
You can make an impact in someone's life.
You get an opportunity to connect with a child.
You have the opportunity to travel and meet them.
Help a child to grow in their faith and education.
For less than $1 per day, you can make a difference.
Help children of poor families attend school.
Sponsor

Sponsor a Student

Sponsor a Student

We partner with Colegio Cristiano Havila (Havila Christian School) in Los Cedros, Nicaragua, to provide a quality education that would otherwise be out of reach for many families.  Havila provides hope for the children of Los Cedros by hiring excellent teachers and  providing a nurturing and challenging learning environment.  The school’s curriculum is approved by the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education.

For more information about the sponsorship program or the school, please see the FAQ below.

Students needing sponsors

Now is the time to sponsor a student. These students need your support. Without it, Havila will not be able to meet all of their basic needs.

Make a payment

To pay by check, make your check out to “UNIDOS Nicaragua” and mail it to:

UNIDOS Nicaragua
9805 NE 116th Street
PMB #7493
Kirkland, WA  98034

Sponsor a future

Sponsoring a student creates hope and opportunity for a child’s future.

It’s easy to do.  Write to your student twice a year and build a relationship that will add meaning to your financial support.

You have an opportunity to connect with a child and make a difference in his or her life.

It just might change your life as well.

Your donations may be tax deductible, and you will receive giving statements from UNIDOS Nicaragua.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

A sponsorship costs $360 a year.

Sponsorship funds are applied towards the school’s operating costs.

No.  The money raised from sponsorships provides about 75% of the school’s operating expenses.  The rest of the school’s financial needs are met by local sources and other foreign donors.

Many families pay nothing at all.  Some families pay a modest amount of tuition and fees as they are able.  No family pays the full cost of attendance.

Havila was founded to serve the poorest of the poor, and school officials actively seek out those families in and around Los Cedros and encourage them to enroll their children at no charge.

Many families who can afford to pay something send their children to Havila because it has developed a reputation for excellence in education and/or because it is a Christian school that places a high priority on religious training and values.

We estimate the actual cost of attendance to be about $475 per year.

UNIDOS Nicaragua is a volunteer organization, so overhead costs are minimal.  Our overhead is less than 1%.

For the 2020 school year, approximately 320 students attended Havila.

Havila provides the full range of primary and secondary grades as found in Nicaragua:  Three levels of preschool and grades 1 through 11.  Havila added Grade 11 in 2020, so it has just produced its first class of high school graduates.

Please contact us. We are happy to answer your questions.

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