February 4th, 2008, is the first day of school for children in Nicaragua. This year Ministry of Education (MINED) expects to welcome 100,000 new children, for a total enrollment of nearly 2 million students.
This exciting achievement is due to Nicaragua's decision last year to de-privatize public education by eliminating the World Bank, IMF mandated school fees that had previously barred thousands of children from attending school.
We celebrate this commitment to universal education for the poor in Nicaragua!
Each year with your help, Quest for Peace sends 60 tons of school supplies to Nicaragua for use in rural schools. Let's redouble our efforts this year and make sure that these new students have the tools and support they need to learn.

Quest For Peace