Nicaragua has the lowest net primary school enrollment rate in Central America, and the second lowest net secondary school enrollment rate in the region. A mere 15.54% of primary school students go on to attend secondary school. Meanwhile, rates of actual attendance in school are even lower. Many families cannot afford school fees or uniforms, live too far from the school, or need the financial support of additional working members of the household in order to help alleviate economic burdens. Even for those who can access education, the quality is subpar. Teachers are underpaid and class sizes are too large for students to receive individualized attention. Additionally, the schools are often in disrepair and lack basic educational materials such as desks, paper, pencils and books. Improving education is the most effective means of reducing poverty and the key to opportunity. Thus, this is an extremely important issue for PSE and its university affiliates. Participants can help improve upon this through activities with the children, like teaching them English, math or reading, holding arts and crafts stations or helping with physical education. Educational projects also include construction or renovation of school facilities such as classrooms, libraries, bathrooms or computer labs. By improving the facilities of the school, we make learning easier and more enjoyable for the students.