Casa Xalteva's mission is to promote the ideals of peace, understanding, social justice, and care for the natural environment. Our Spanish language programs aim to foster respect, sensitivity, and cultural exchange through education in language, culture, history, and political-social-economic life of Nicaragua. Our Childrens' Program strives to create productive adults by providing kids with educational and recreational activities in a safe and positive learning environment.
From the beginning, our main goal has been to provide Nicaraguan children the tools needed to become responsible, productive adults who can help positively influence their families, communities, and country. We are committed to assisting children achieve their goals with educational, emotional, and monetary support.
At the most basic level we provide a safe, positive, and loving environment for children to spend their free time in a structured way with supervised activities such as organized sports and group activities - sometimes with the participation of our volunteers.
The children also enjoy coming to Casa Xalteva every morning before going to school in the afternoon. Their time at Casa Xalteva includes: breakfast and lunch, tutoring in Spanish, English, math, reading, and writing, group building activities, art projects, music, and sports. The varied curricula helps reinforce subjects taught in school, introduce entirely new experiences, and foster team building and leadership skills. One of the requirements the kids have for staying in our program is staying in school.
We are committed to providing long-term support for our kids, up through higher education if they have the interest and abilities to pursue it. In the past we have provided scholarships for high school and university study to several students who came to Casa Xalteva in its first years of operation.
Our continuing goals include expanding our kids program and providing more scholarships for high school and unversity education.
At Casa Xalteva we believe that all human beings can learn to live together peacefully and in harmony with the natural world. Education and international exchange are crucial to the development of responsible world citizens and empowered individuals who can improve the quality of life for people in their families, communities, countries, and the world. Through personal growth, the development of intercultural and international awareness, and the practice of non-violence, social justice, care for the environment and sustainable development, the peoples of the world can work together to make the world a better place.