The heart behind the Anna Nolen Scholarship Fund is to communicate to orphans and children that they can fulfill their God-given dreams. The vision is to help these children see that they are special and so very loved by God. So that they will grow up and knowing that no dream is too small and that their future in the hands of God is limitless.
The public educational system in Guatemala, for a yearly fee, provides students in rural villages with a modest education through the 6th grade. These schools operate from January to October with a typical school day of 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. These one to two classroom schools often lack basic supplies such as paper and pencils. Teachers are tasked with needing to teach students of various ages and at different grade level. The majority of students do not have their own school supplies to bring or even clothing to wear. In many villages children walk long distances to school without shoes. Often times students in the 5th and 6th grades because of financial hardships in their family are not able to advance their education. For young girls in villages, marriage and work often come early in life and the opportunities for advancing their education are slim. For those that are able to finish the 6th grade and do desire to continue on to junior high and high school, finances and a lack of a good education limit their ability to do so.
Child Sponsorship ($50 per month)
The children in this program receive clothing to wear to school, a nice pair of shoes as well as adequate school supplies. Your sponsorship also ensures that the child receives a Christmas and birthday gift, that school fees are paid for and also provides for a monthly food package for the child and his/her family. This sponsorship not only enables the child to have the needed clothing and school supplies to attend school. But the monthly food package provides the child with a more balanced diet thereby helping to eliminate malnutrition and improving the child’s ability to learn.
Higher Education Sponsorship ($60/mo.)
This sponsorship program provides opportunities for teens living in rural villages to achieve a higher level of education. Students in this program are able to attend a local High School, a University or a vocational training program. Your donation provides the student with their registration fees, monthly school fees, project fees, uniforms, books and transportation, where available.