“In 2010 I joined Lirio de los Valles school in grade 7. I found out about the literacy program (explained here by Principal Francisco) during my freshman year when I noticed that senior students were teaching adults. That motivated me because in my heart was the desire for serving others, so I went to my teacher and told her I wanted to be part of the project which she thought was good. Little by little I started learning by observing the teachers performance and methodology of work.

I am in my last year of high school and I want to study a master in Pedagogy because I love serving others and I'm grateful with God and the school because they have allowed me to learn from this wonderful experience that is going to help me in my personal and professional growing.
 
I feel a great satisfaction knowing I'm contributing a bit in training people with these limitations since the illiteracy rate in Nicaragua is very high. I take with me a special experience in my heart thanks to my teachers and school principal and I know this work we are doing today at the school will bear fruit in its time and will not be in vain because the word of God says so: (1 Corinthians 15:58) "Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."

I see people that want to learn and grow, some of them despite their ages and limitations under which they live.  They have a dream to study and because they are coming from farther communities to attend the program I get encouraged to work hard on this project. I get up at 4 o’clock in the morning to be at 8 o'clock at the school on Saturday and I do it with great joy because I also learn from those I’m teaching.

One of the achievements my students have had over this time is now they respect the orthographic rules such as pauses, periods, etc. Before, they had a hard time reading, even though they may have previously reached Grade 6 level in their education.  These are simple things for me, but for them there was no one that would instruct them.

Today in my class I have students 13 years old, a man 56 years old and also a lady 85 years old who has the desire for studying and we can not deny it to her as it is never too late for learning and we never stop learning.

I can say that personally I have grown a lot as well as in my academic performance. I thank God for giving me the opportunity to be part of this act of service, and I give thanks to the school that, through the teachers and principal, has been always an example to follow through their behavior, principles and values from God that teach us in the classroom.  I can tell that although this is my last school year I will always bring in my heart El Lirio de los Valles (The lily of the Valley) and whenever I go will always reflect to others what I just learned from here.”

Francisco Avidán Medina Garmendia
Nov 7, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Felicito a la estudiante Angélica, por su disposición ella es una de las primeras docente que llega al Colegio los días sábados a impartir clases y estoy asombrado como director de ese Centro de la gran responsabilidad que tiene, nosotros mi esposa y yo estamos muy agradecidos por su labor y hemos comprendido que se puede enseñar a la juventud valores de solidaridad, responsabilidad en nuestros colegios gracias a la puesta en práctica de la Cosmovisión bíblica.

Agradecemos a los hermanos de EDUDEO, por su apoyo al Colegio Apostólico El Lirio de los Valles de León, Nicaragua....

Ramiro
Nov 8, 2014 at 9:25 am

I hope this School grows at every moment, specially on teaching the Holy word

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