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Nicaragua Today

The current educational and economic situation in Nicaragua is hard for many people to imagine without seeing the country firsthand.

  • The Nicaraguan FlagNicaragua remains the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the poorest Spanish speaking country in the world
  • Approximately half of Nicaraguans do not graduate from 6th grade
  • Nicaragua has the one of the highest primary student to teacher ratios in Latin America

While many classrooms in Nicaragua do not have basic resources, Nicaraguan students and families are still determined to learn and can do so with a small amount of help. We’ve seen this firsthand at our educational community center. We know it’s possible to help change the level of education in Nicaragua one community at a time, and we will continue to do this by providing the resources that students and teachers need most.

Source: UNESCO

The current educational and economic situation in Nicaragua is hard for many people to imagine without seeing the country firsthand.

  • The Nicaraguan FlagNicaragua remains the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and the poorest Spanish speaking country in the world
  • Approximately half of Nicaraguans do not graduate from 6th grade
  • Nicaragua has the one of the highest primary student to teacher ratios in Latin America

While many classrooms in Nicaragua do not have basic resources, Nicaraguan students and families are still determined to learn and can do so with a small amount of help. We’ve seen this firsthand at our educational community center. We know it’s possible to help change the level of education in Nicaragua one community at a time, and we will continue to do this by providing the resources that students and teachers need most.

Source: UNESCO

Did you know?
  • Nicaragua is the largest country (in terms of land) in Central America
  • Nicaragua is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes 
  • Lake Nicaragua is the largest in Central America and is known to have freshwater sharks 
  • Nicaragua is a constitutional democracy and often heralded as one of the safest countries in Central America 
  • Nicaragua has a population of just over 5 million people 

 

  • Nicaragua is the largest country (in terms of land) in Central America
  • Nicaragua is known as the land of lakes and volcanoes 
  • Lake Nicaragua is the largest in Central America and is known to have freshwater sharks 
  • Nicaragua is a constitutional democracy and often heralded as one of the safest countries in Central America 
  • Nicaragua has a population of just over 5 million people 

 

Nicaragua on the Map

 

Unemployment Rate for Nicaragua

Source: World Development Indicators Database

Education in Nicaragua

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2004

Nicaragua on the Map

 

Unemployment Rate for Nicaragua

Source: World Development Indicators Database

Education in Nicaragua

Source: UNESCO Institute for Statistics, 2004