Schools in Nicaragua begin in February and finish in December. This year 109 students received scholarships through the Asla Foundation. A total of 32 have been in high school this year, with six graduating this month; most are planning to continue on to university. Seventy-eight students have been enrolled in universities, and eight will graduate this semester with their titles. (Titles are similar to diplomas in the US and are associated with a thesis defense; most students must pay their teachers a significant fee to help them prepare for their defense and title.)
We wish to express our gratitude for the students whose lives you are so positively impacting. Your support means a great deal to them, their families, and their communities.