Life after Havila

2021 updated photo of 2020 High School Graduates Colegio Cristiano Havila produced its first class of high school graduates in December of 2020, and a mini class reunion several months later revealed a group of young men and women who … Read More

2020 Graduation Pre-School and 6th Grade

Graduation 2020

2020 Graduation for Pre-School and 6th Grade (see Seniors below) Colegio Cristiano Havila held commencement exercises on December 10 and for the first time the celebration included high school graduates. Completing preschool and sixth grade are considered important landmarks in … Read More


Colegio Cristiano Havila celebrated its quinceañera in grand style recently, marking 15 years of educating and loving the children of Los Cedros, Nicaragua. A quinceañera is a 15th birthday party. Similar to a Sweet Sixteen, a quinceañera is a major … Read More

The First High School Graduates

The year 2020 will be remembered at Colegio Cristiano Havila for at least two major milestones. One is the school’s quinceañera, or 15th birthday, a significant and richly celebrated rite of passage for girls in many Latin cultures. The other is that … Read More


Sharon always wanted to be a biology teacher. Or as least she thought so. “I love preschool,” Sharon says through an interpreter. “I love my job. I feel that I have that vocation. There are times now when I think I … Read More

Miracle Boy

Mayra calls Anthony her Miracle Baby. Rendered infertile by the pregnancy, she knows that Anthony will be her only child, and by the age of seven, he had already cheated death. Twice. Born two months premature, Anthony soon developed a … Read More


How Havila Touched My Heart

When Ronn Wilson first visited Colegio Cristiano Havila, he was overwhelmed by the extreme poverty of the students. “That night I mourned and grieved. My heart broke. I broke. I felt sorrow for the vast amount of money and time … Read More


Even by Nicaraguan standards, Enrique* grew up in a home that would be considered poor. A visitor to his childhood home enjoys chatting with numerous women and children, but – even over a period of several years – no men. Trying to … Read More