Mission: The organization's primary purposes are to assist in the care and education of impoverished youth and young adults in third world countries and to provide for public awareness on the issue of world poverty.
Programs: Learning center in pantanal we continue to manage and operate the community center where we built the building which has a library, computer classroom with 25 computers, a large community room and an office in pantanal, nicaragua. The building is built on land owned by the local government and leased to us free on a 10 year renewable lease. We conduct many of our classes from this facility and other, unrelated governmental and non-governmental organizations utilize the facility for their instructional programs as well. We have a paid learning center director, librarian, janitor, and security at the facility. We also pay for utilities, internet services, and repairs. Learning center in cuajachillo dos we opened a new learning center in cuajachillo dos during this fiscal year. We manage and operate the learning center where we refurbished a building owned by the government. In lieu of rent, we are required to provide adult education programs free of charge to the local community. The building has an office for the center director, a library, a computer classroom with 25 computers, and three classrooms for adult education and english programs. We have a paid learning center director and librarian at the facility. We also pay for utilities, internet services, and repairs. We offer computer programs, english programs, adult education, library programs, and mentoring/tutoring programs at this facility.
university scholarship program gocare provided university scholarships covering tuition, supplies and transportation to 4 students. These are continuing scholarships covering each students ongoing university costs, provided certain minimum academic standards are met by each student. In addition, gocare provided scholarships covering only transportation, books, and supplies to 38 students who passed the entrance exams to the national univeristy (unan). [this entitles them to free tuition]
leadership academy program this is a three day leadership academy for teens living in abject poverty. We developed the program based on the rotary youth leadership award program that is utilized extensively in the united states. This year we rented a camp with dormitories in the mountains of nicaragua. We sponsored 90 high school age kids from poverty stricken communities. An additional 20 older kids that had previously graduated from the program attended the camp as volunteer counselors.