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Nicaragua Day Care Center & Preschool

Los Ositos Child Development Center

Please become a part of the on-going support for this project.
If only 60 people pledge $100/year ($8.33/month), we can easily continue to fund this center.
If you like you can pledge in two payments each year,
We'll send you a biannual reminder letter with news from the center.
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 20 years!

Put a little more "YES" in the world, to find out how you can help, click on the YES.


Los Ositos School
Los Ositos Child Development Center.
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 center.
    The center currently:
  • 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.

  • Periodically, ESN delegations have:
  • Visited the center, bringing much needed supplies
  • Provided workshops for the parents, teachers and caregivers.

    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 Fund:
  • Paid the teachers' and staffs' salaries
  • Provided some food supplementation
  • Scholarships for a dozen or so of the neediest families
  • Lunches for the daycare children
Kids at Los Ositos These 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."

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.

Kids at Los Ositos
Kids at Los Ositos



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