Making “Dreams Work” for Disadvantaged Kids in Nicaragua
As a former educator herself prior to founding PSL, Veronise enthusiastically supports initiatives that celebrate and elevate educational opportunities. PSL encountered an opportunity to help students at a day school run by LifeLink International – a not-for-profit missions organization that fights poverty through education, health care, community development and vocational training – in a poor community in Ciudad Sandino, Nicaragua.
These are kids who may live in shacks with dirt floors yet greet each day with a smile on their face and a love of learning, as they await the gates of their day school to open. The school – which opened with a little over 100 students but now hosts over 430 – offers the first exposure to an elementary education many of these kids, or their families, have ever had.
By providence, PSL was upgrading our employee computers when we learned that this school desperately needed new learning equipment. Our founders immediately seized on this opportunity to donate the used equipment.
The students themselves were delighted, glorying in their ability to see words typed into the computers then printed out for them to take home. As LifeLink said when explaining the impact of the equipment on students, “Teamwork makes dreams work.”
We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.