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Jeff Bornstein Nicaragua Trip Report

   

Our Beginning:
During a family visit to Leon, two of NCFC’s founders visited Casa Jacinta, a shelter in Leon for abandoned youth, and saw the overwhelming need for educational and recreational supplies. In 2003, with the help of their professional colleagues in the San Francisco Bay Area, they founded NCFC, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

After several years of working with abandoned youth at Casa Jacinta, NCFC redirected its resources to addressing root causes of abandonment: poverty, teen pregnancy and lack of access to education.

What We Currently Do:
We change the lives of young people from extremely poor households!  We fill in both financial and family gaps that are barriers to students becoming self-sufficient.

NCFC’s programs provide opportunities for young people to finish their education, obtain a job and learn life skills. Our committed and compassionate teachers help students overcome serious family and personal challenges resulting from extreme poverty.

NCFC’s directly operates and solely funds a scholarship program and two vocational projects for high-risk youth in the poverty and crime stricken communities of Leon:
Scholarship program provides financial help to students to continue their high school, vocational or university studies. Students originate from Las Esperanzas and Carpentry Programs and Tecnico La Salle Vocational Program.

From 2012-2014, twelve NCFC scholarship recipients completed their studies and are now employed or finishing internships. NCFC’s first scholarship recipients were former residents of Casa Jacinta who lacked families to fund their studies.

Las Esperanzas Program for Adolescent Girls in El Reparto Carlos Fonseca helps high school girls finish their education, develop work and social skills, and prevent teen pregnancies.

“Los Caminantes” (the walkers) Carpentry Program for Boys in Sutyaba
Offers a one year course for adolescent youth. Graduates work in the program's cooperative, obtain their first job or start their own business.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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