Because of extreme poverty there are many children around the city of Matagalpa who beg or sell things on the street each day. Some are homeless, but many have left home to work, or are taking money back to their families. Because of this, they do not attend school, and therefore never learn to read or write. The Hope Academy provides an opportunity for children to learn the basics, prepare them to attend public school while providing assistance to their families so they remain together.
Building relationships with the children and their families helps us disciple them. We teach that poverty is a condition not a lifestyle and with education and a Hope found in Jesus Christ they can change their condition of poverty.