Nicaragua is a country at the Southern part of Central America. It is the largest country of the Central American Republics, and it has mainly an agriculture based economy. The soils in Nicaragua are very fertile, which allows for crop growth. Nicaragua is also characterized by its people’s indigenous American heritage through certain words from Native American languages embedded in Nicaraguan Spanish. Spanish is the primary language among many Nicaraguans, but languages such as Miskito, Sumo, Rama, and Creole English have equal influence among other people in Nicaragua. Nicaragua is best known for its freshwater lakes (such as Lake Managua) and its volcanoes (such as Momotombo Volcano). However, many social issues plague the country. Nicaragua faces educational and social problems that have displaced students from their classrooms. Inadequate social welfare limits a family’s ability to pay for academic materials, causing them to pull students out of schools to work on the predominant industry, farming. COVID-19 has limited the ability of public school students to attend classes while wealthier students have access to technology. Thus, causing academic disparities to grow larger every day.
UN Sustainable Development Goal:
Strive2Thrive Edu is proud to be implementing three of the UN Sustainable Development Goals into Project Nicaragua. The first goal that we focus on is quality education (goal four). We at Strive2Thrive Edu believe in the power of education for all, which is why we are helping orphans who have experienced traumatizing events in their past. Through our efforts, we are providing them with English and Mathematics classes to support them in their path to recovery and success in school. This leads to the second goal we focus on, which relates to the establishment of peace, justice, and strong institutions (goal 16). We have many classes with these orphans to build a more peaceful environment where we can encourage them to become stronger students and leaders in their community. By building the students’ confidence and speaking skills, we allow them to develop the skills needed to create peaceful relations. The next goal that we focus on for Project Nicaragua relates to partnerships for the goals (goal 17). We have partnered with an orphanage in Nicaragua where we provide them the necessary education for their success in the future.