In October, members of the Austin Samaritans Board visited Colegio Cristiano Presbiteriano (CCP). CCP is a Christian school run by Korean Presbyterian missionaries. It serves Barrio Hialeah, a poor neighborhood in Managua.
It was exciting to see the growth in the school and the engaged students. In 2012, the highest grade offered by the school was the 6th grade. It has added one additional grade each year so that in 2016 the school offered classes to students in pre-kindergarten through 10th grade. It plans to offer the 11th grade next year. In Nicaragua, the 11th grade is the highest grade offered in high school. Classrooms have been added, and existing classrooms have been improved to accommodate the additional students. There are currently 256 students enrolled at the school.
The computer lab added in 2015 has proven to be very beneficial as well as being one of the most popular classes at the school.
A major source of funding for the school is a student sponsorship program operated by Austin Samaritans. The sponsorship program provides an opportunity for supporters of the school to connect with a specific student and provide encouragement. For more information on becoming a sponsor contact Ki-Mi Fields at firstname.lastname@example.org.