For many students, attending school in Panali, Nicaragua, is no small feat!
In rural Panali there are no school buses so many elementary aged kids are walking over 10 miles to attend school each day!
Some students have to work in the fields before attending school. Others have to cross a river to get to school because there’s no bridge, so during rainy season when the river is too dangerous to cross they aren’t able to attend school.
With these major barriers to education, it’s no wonder the average education level in Panali is only 3rd grade! But school attendance started to change when Food for the Hungry, along with My Bridge Radio and VOTA, began to partner with the community!