Student Success Stories

Meet the teens and young adults making a difference for La Charla


Tamara, Class of 2015

Tamara is one of the original La Charla leaders. She has graduated from nursing school and volunteers in her free time as a community health worker in her village of Troilo. Tamara also participates on our Community Advisory Committee to help La Charla find ways to continually improve.


Kelvin, Class of 2016

Kelvin is part of the second La Charla graduating class. He graduated from university in only 3 years and now works as an English teacher in Troilo. He also now works as the Program Coordinator for La Charla and is a founding member of our Community Advisory Committee. Fun fact: Kelvin has been invited to the US as a guest of the Nicaraguan Embassy!


Milena, Class of 2018

Milena graduated from university with a degree in child psychology. She has worked with the La Charla team since its inception and has served as a mentor for many of her fellow students. She most enjoys teaching her peers about empowerment and goal-setting.

La Charla graduate Vivien

Vivien, Class of 2019

Vivien is a young woman of many firsts: first in her family to attend university, first La Charla graduate to attend medical school, and soon she will be the first La Charla university graduate to have been sponsored through the Dr. Briner Memorial Scholarship.


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