When our children first entered the program, most were not even in school. With the help of these teachers at the HCN, several of our children have “graduated” from our program and now have the skills to be self-sufficient with vocational skills like construction/maintenance, cosmetology training, and even college degrees. Our teachers have a major impact on the lives of our children. Not only do they help with homework and reinforce what is being taught in school, but they invest in the assurance that children understand subjects where they otherwise would struggle and potentially fall behind. Our on-site Psychologist assists to ensure our children develop emotionally and are able to work through personal or family issues.
Our program has been in existence long enough that we are seeing the positive impacts that it’s making in these children’s lives. Three of our children were a part of our program for over 15 years. Two of those recently graduated with nursing degrees and another in accounting. Currently we have five children in college and three recent high-school graduates.
Professor Mary has worked at El Ayudante since 2007 and currently serving as the director and Psychologist of the HCN. Marisol is the sixth of nine siblings and currently lives with her husband. She enjoys spending weekends with her parents and is very grateful to God because in these difficult years He has continually guarded and blessed her children. She also is thankful to all the people who are united in prayer so that this center continues to function.
María has worked as a Psychologist for the HCN since 2015. She is the sixth daughter of nine children and is married with a son. She works with children, adolescents, and their families. She loves to be part of the change in the lives of the children and enjoys seeing them smile when she is caring and guiding them with love. She is grateful for the opportunity to serve as a psychologist at El Ayudante and feels like she is within a family.
Professor Gloría has worked as an HCN teacher since 2010. She comes from a big family, she is number 7 of 13 children from the same parents. She specifically works with the children in math. Her favorite part about being a math teacher is when the students understand what she is teaching! She loves working with the kids, but also the relationships she has with the children, whether it be teaching them or walking around campus with them.
Professor Isabel has taught Natural and Social Science at the HCN since 2007. She is the fifth of ten siblings and lives in the city of León with her mother, three nephews, and four brothers. Her favorite part of being a teacher is preparing children both in theory and in practice. She loves teaching, playing games, and advising the children. She greatly appreciates and admires that people make it possible for many of our kids to have an education and a home.
Professor Darlin has been working for El Ayudante for the past five years as a teacher at the HCN. She is the youngest of four siblings and lives with her husband and their sons. She recently graduated with a BA in elementary education. She enjoys being a teacher and is grateful to be a part of this team and have the support from Nicaragua and the United States.
Professor Noe has worked as an assistant since 2014 for the HCN. She is the youngest of her brothers and lives with her mother and niece. She loves being able to support and help the children and adolescents in their tasks and to join in playing games with them. She greatly appreciates everyone who supports this ministry.
Monthly and one-time gifts help to sustain the work done by teachers at the HCN with our students. our teachers offer one-on-one tutoring, mentoring, and guidance to our students. Our teachers help the kids succeed in school.
In my life, I can describe El Ayudante in three words: “Blessing of God.” Serving is the key in El Ayudante and this has strengthened the value of service in my life. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to have a job, which allows me financial independence.
El Ayudante has meant love, sacrifice and dedication to the service of others.
— Prof. Marisol Dolmust, HCN Director