Nicaraguan children gain reading skills with support of World Vision, Polaris Infrastructure

School children in Telicia, Nicaragua are learning to read thanks to World Vision Nicaragua and the support of Polaris Infrastructure INC of Canada.

During a recent event at the school, the children and their teachers spoke about how Quiero leer para aprender, a World Vision literacy program in Nicaragua, was improving reading skills while fostering a love of learning.

The campaign supports children, teachers, and parents in rural communities across the country, with an aim to promote reading and learning. Students receive tablets or Digital Backpacks developed by Inventuus International Corporation.

Jorge Bernhard, President of the Board of Directors joined Marc Murnaghan, Executive Director and Maria Haydee Pereira, National Director of World Vision Nicaragua at the gathering. Other members of the board—James V. Lawless, Jaime Guillen, C. Thomas Ogryzlohe—also attended, along with CFO Shane Downeny, Alexis Osorno (General Manager), Johnny Bendana (Human Resource Manager), Antonio Duarte (Special Projects Manager) and Marecla Bascope (Social Responsibility & Communications Specialist) from PENSA.

Read the press release from World Vision (in Spanish).

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