Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, all Nicaraguan government schools have remained open, despite the fears and anxieties that surround the virus. Even with these added challenges, over 80% of primary school kids have been attending class as they did before the pandemic. Those who are uncomfortable attending class in person are still being helped through special efforts by The Rainbow Network staff by distributing school supplies and other materials to assist with studying at home.
Some of the most dedicated students are the high school scholarship students. Nearly all of the scholars have been attending class in person, are maintaining excellent grades, and continue to tutor the younger primary students in the afternoon. I’m so proud of our church in sponsoring a total 14 high school students.
Dr. Will Moore has prepared a video of his visit to Nicaragua earlier this year in which he showcases many of the students we are sponsoring. Donations can be made through November 1 by either check made out to “Clinton UMC” with a notation of “Rainbow Network”. You can also contribute online at www.clintonumc.net/give.
Blessings to each of you,
Carolyn McAllister, Clinton UMC Outreach Committee Chairperson