Seasonal migration of coffee farm families leads children to experience fragmented education and pervasive child labor incidence. It is estimated that over 320,000 children in Nicaragua between the ages of 5 and 14 are working, predominantly in the agricultural sector. Since 2015, Project Alianza has built 10 schools to provide children with a safe place to receive consistence, quality education. In 2019, a $10,000 grant from AllPeopleBeHappy foundation was used to support the Community Allies Program (CAP), which trained 14 local women to teach literacy, hygiene, gender equity, and environmental conservation to 1,250 children in 20 schools.
Blog #177: Update on Project Alianza