The Los Ositos Child Development Center is one of
Earthsteward Network's success stories. In 1987 a small group of Earthstewards
visited Nicaragua bringing an initial $7,000 donation and helped to build the
Los Ositos Child Development Center.
The center currently:
children and teachers - many of whom live in cardboard shacks - depend upon us
for assistance, encouragement and self-improvement. We can't let them down! The center's Director wrote us the following, "Without your help the center would have closed and many children wouldn’t have had a place to go, since the state nursery schools are very expensive and the parents don’t have the resources to enroll their children in these centers."
- Serves around 90 children between three and six years old in preschool and a dozen or so infants and toddlers in all-day care
- Employs as teachers and caregivers a number of Nicaraguan women with no other means of support.
ESN delegations have:
- Visited the center, bringing much needed supplies
- Provided workshops for the parents, teachers and
For more than two decades, a small group of Earthstewards has generously
supported the ongoing operation of the center.
In the past, to the tune
of approximately only $6,000 annually, the ESN Nicaragua
- Paid the teachers' and staffs' salaries
- Provided some food supplementation
- Scholarships for a dozen or so of the neediest
- Lunches for the daycare children
Please become a part of the on-going support for this project. Just think about
the number of children and young women in whose lives our love, energy and
dollars have made a positive difference for more than 25 years!
Your tax-deductible donations may be sent via a check made payable to: "ESN Nicaragua", and mailed to: ESN Nicaragua, c/o Lia Rowley, 552 Gold Ridge Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472.
All monies go directly to the school. Fundraising expenses are an in-kind donation.