Will my sponsorship guarantee that my child will attend school?

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Hi everyone,

I contacted Compassion with this question but I will post here in case anyone else has the same question. I am sponsoring two children (one is 9 and one is almost 7), and both are currently not attending school. It says that the reason my sponsored child in Nicaragua is not attending school is that there is a lack of economic resources. I am wondering if my sponsorship will guarantee that she attends school and if an extra monthly contribution would help the family and let her go to school.

Does anyone have any experience with sending electronic letters? Do the children receive the electronic letters more quickly than regular mail?

Thank you and God bless! :)

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I appreciate your care and concern for your child! Education is very important and he needs to receive at lease some vocational training to succeed. 

Each student center is empowered to provide the greatest needs within their community. Our student centers always provide holistic child development in the cognitive, social, physical, and spiritual areas of development. The country and center are able to decide what that looks like in their culture and context. 

Many of the communities where we work in Guatemala have a particular problem with malnutrition and so this is our focus there. In other areas, school tuition is the greatest need and the student center will prioritize tuition fees. That said, we always provide supplementary education if the child is not in school, in addition to medical, nutritional, and spiritual support. We also provide vocational and leadership training to all adolescents in our program.