Mission: Our mission is to improve the lives of disadvantaged Nicaraguans by providing them with the tools to meet some of their long-term needs in the areas of salvation, medical care, and education. We use a three-pronged approach encompassing the mind, body,and soul in enabling people to help themselves. A significant part of NiCE''s ministry is to provide organization and leadership of short-term mission teams so that people of all ages, denominations, cities, and skills can have a meaningful experience ministering in Nicaragua. The Nicaragua Christian Education Foundation, founded in 2000, grew out of a need for someone or some group to find sponsors to fund the operation of a small school built on a donated lot in the very poor community of Santa Rosa (Managua) Nicaragua. The school was built by a wide variety of volunteer Christians from all over the U.S. In 1995, two individuals agreed to seek sponsors for about 100 children in grades 1-4 who were beginning classes in February 1996. The Lord has blessed the children and this small school, and it has grown now to 200 children in grades 1-9. And from there, the ministry has expanded beyond anyone''s imagination! The needs are never ending in Nicaragua, the second poorest nation in the western hemisphere.Nicaragua Christian Education Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) organization, and all donations are tax-deductible, as provided by law.
Programs: Our programs are as follows: MINDGrants to support preschool, primary and secondary Christian education. Donation of school supplies and equipment. Funding for construction and repair of Christian schools. Leadership of short-term mission teams to help repair and build schools.BODYGrants for the construction & repair of medical facilities. Support for operation of quality medical services to the poor. Teams of volunteers to assist with construction & repair of facilities. Donation and shipping of medical equipment and supplies. Recruitment of short-term medical professionals to share skills, equipment, and knowledge.SOULSupport for new and existing churches. Grants to fund church construction & ministries. Provide equipment and materials for ministry. Work teams to assist with church construction & repair. Mission teams to host neighborhood Bible schools. Through leadership of short-term mission teams, NiCE provides opportunities for individuals to serve Christ with their time and skills, for personal and spiritual growth, and to have a life-changing experience.
What I really like about the Nice Foundation is it gives children living in extreme poverty a well-grounded education and the skills needed to get a good job and escape the cycle of poverty. Volunteers can help at home and abroad to prepare and deliver school supplies, build schools and churches or on other projects.
I am impressed with how far this charity can stretch every dollar they receive. Their many volunteers individually log hundreds of hours each year to bring educational resources, nutritious food, and the hope of a better future to children living in extreme poverty and their families. Not only do they make a difference in Nicaragua, but they also share resources with local outreach groups that are meeting the needs of the disadvantaged in Highland, Il. It is not often a person finds a charity whose staff budget is $0 and yet accomplishes so much. Even the director does not receive a salary. Every dollar donated goes to work accomplishing the goals of the organization. Amazing!
An organization of great people that love God and love others, dedicated to equipping people to not only help themselves but to help others. Their mission is to give a hand up and not just a hand out. They make a meaningful impact in Nicaragua and also in many communities in the US where volunteers help pack food, supplies, and provide needs for the many projects in Nicaragua. And they are wise and careful about how funds and resources are used.
This nonprofit impacts not only the lives of many in Nicaragua, but is very generous to the local community too. Always sharing its resources with those in need.
I love how my children can serve right along side me while we are packing things for the people of Nicaragua. It is a family friendly, volunteer driven organization that is very wise with their finances and sold out in helping anyone in need.
As a global donor who likes her money to make an impact, I was very please to see how efficiently this foundation works and how frugally they exist to keep the most money possible going into the foundation and its work.