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2018 Back to School!
Many people have asked how this all began, and we believe it was God who planted the idea in our hearts back in 1988. That was the first year a group of men and women from Northview Christian Life Church of Carmel, IN went to Nicaragua. With only the most basic of tools, this little group rebuilt a church that had been destroyed during the Sandinista/Contra civil war in Nicaragua.
NRN is committed to helping create sustainable life change and long term impact in Nicaragua. In our experience, this begins by ensuring a quality education in a Christian environment that is nurturing -- yet challenging. Currently, the primary school graduation rate in Nicaragua is the lowest of 19 Latin American nations and per capita spending on education is a lowly $41 per person. Clearly something has to change. From educational support to medical resources, we can make a difference.
One of the most vital and essential ways to touch the lives of our Nicaraguan brothers and sisters is through educational
. In Nicaragua the latest statistic is that 50% of all children drop out of school by the end of 5th grade. Children in Nicaragua cannot even begin to afford their books, much less the uniforms and the shoes that are required to go to school by the government so a sponsorship provides that and for those student who are hungry it provides a meal a day.
NRN is an all-volunteer organization and we rely upon the gifts and talents of many people for all that we do. We have a volunteer Board of Directors that sets NRN's strategic direction, provides financial oversight and accountability, makes key operating decisions and ensures that everything we do aligns with the mission and values.
We Are Different
The unique strand of DNA that sets NRN apart is this: We believe that God called NRN to be vessels of His transformational love through longterm, personal relationships, through our committment to be and remain 100% voluntary for the purpose of creating unity through unwavered focus on those we are called to serve in Nicargaua.