A School that is part of ACECEN

Just outside of the business of the city of Managua on the way to the Pacific Ocean you come across this out-of-the-way community called, Monte Fresco, with an amazing little Christian School.  Blanca Nubia Silva Davila is the committed Principal of this rural Christian School called El Jordan and has been for nearly 20 years nowAs the Monte Fresco community is very small and many living there barely earn a subsistence living from the relatively poor soils, running the tiny Christian school is no easy feat, but Blanca and her small staff of teachers have the determination it takes.

El Jordan offers classes from preschool through grade 6, with ages ranging between 3 and 16, and  approximately 60-70 students are in attendance per year.  The fully government registered school continually strives to bring new opportunities to the students of this community and empower these children to fulfill their God-given callings to the best of their abilities.

Ana has taught with Blanca for about 10 years. She mentions how her husband is pressuring her to become a public school teacher and make a much better salary but she has a real commitment to El Jordan and Blanca.  Ana, along with the other El Jordan teachers, receives regular training on a wide variety of teaching and Biblical worldview topics.  The training and mentoring visit done by ACECEN educator trainers are both an encouragement and motivation booster for Blanca, Ana and the rest of the staff.

The school is partially supported by Convencion de Iglesias one of the churches of Evangelicas Centroamericanas de Nicaragua but is also open to educating children from the other Evangelical church or the Catholic Church in town. The school also has had a special supporting relationship with a Nicaraguan sister school in a more affluent community in Managua.  While this school has supported the majority of El Jordan’s salaries and operational costs the school is having an increasingly difficult time doing so and has talked about discontinuing support.  Blanca has thought about introducing a minimum tuition fee, but fears that families simply wouldn’t be able to pay.  She simply wants to teach these children and is leaving the rest to God.

Please pray for Blanca and the parents of the El Jordan School as they face uncertain times in the future.

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