As the upcoming 2016 Nicaraguan School Year approaches, we have a new, convenient option for sponsoring a student. Cornerstone Community Bank has helped us set up a direct authorization form to make your student sponsorship donation even more convenient. You may fill out an Authorization Form endorsed by Cornerstone Community Bank to automatically withdraw your donation of $7.50 each month from your bank account. Click here to fill out an authorization form. Please return to Circle of Empowerment at the address listed on this form.
Students sponsored through Circle of Empowerment receive not only the gift of an education, but also the materials it takes to be an engaged and successful student. Just $90 a year provides a student with two school uniforms, shoes (often the child's only pair), a backpack, and school supplies.
The sponsorship cost also helps to offset the cost of classroom materials, such as tables, chairs, white boards, markers, and textbooks. In addition, transportation costs to and from the Saturday tutoring class on the Circle of Empowerment grounds is included, as is a stipend for the bus driver.
Students in the Student Sponsorship program have a unique connection with their sponsor. Sponsors and students exchange letters, and a picture of the sponsored student will be provided, as well as updates. The relationships between each sponsor and student are unique- some sponsors are even lucky enough to visit their student in Nicaragua!
As always, we thank you for supporting Circle of Empowerment, and we look forward to sharing the benefits of student sponsorship with you!