2013 School Year Begins

Our new school year began February 11th and each classroom, especially the lower grades, was filled to capacity.  445 children registered for classes at Oasis de Esperanza Managua campus and 70 children at Oasis de Esperanza Salinas Grande campus.  Given the transient nature, economic level, and lack of mandatory education, we expect to level off at approximately 400 students in Managua and 60 students at Salinas Grande.

We lost one teacher, who made a decision to be a full-time Mom and hired another so there are two new faces on campus.  I’ve said it before, but it bears repeating: this is more than a job for our teachers, it’s a ministry.  They could make a better salary working in other public/private schools but they have been called to be a part of helping to change the lives of our kids, kids who have little opportunity to succeed.  They all reflect God’s love and their heart’s desire is to not only educate but also more importantly introduce these children to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Education is, and will always be, secondary to Jesus.