We support Rayo de Sol’s mission to enable the children of Nicaragua to realize their full potential, a challenge when you are growing up in the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Due to the endemic poverty in Nicaragua, malnourishment among children is widespread and most children go to school in dilapidated structures with limited textbooks and other basic necessities – if the family can sacrifice having the child in school at all. While visiting several communities within Nicaragua as part of his MBA coursework, Adapt IP Ventures’ CEO, Grant Moss, was exposed to the many challenges of sustainable economic development in Nicaragua and how social entrepreneurs and enterprises target to alleviate some of these challenges. This travel rooted a desire within Grant to help break the cycle of poverty in Nicaragua by investing in and supporting programs to help children develop skills and strengths that will allow them to rise economically later in their lives.
Grant’s personal goals, coupled with Adapt IP Ventures’ community commitment to reinvest proceeds of patent sales and licensing campaigns into technology-specific projects to improve the lives of others, made for an easy decision when approached to partner with Rayo de Sol to assist with funding for an electrical installation project at the 15 de septiembre school in Matagapala, Nicaragua. Funding for the school’s electrical installation project was generated in part by Adapt IP’s revenues derived from a client that is successfully licensing patents related to LED lighting. The project was completed in December 2013 and will have a significant impact on the school, and the quality of education, during the 2014 school year, which begins in February, and in the future. During the rainy months, from May to November, the lights will help to facilitate teaching and learning. Teachers will also be able to use music, video and visual presentations in their classrooms, to diversify their teaching methodologies.
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Please visit http://www.rayodesol.net to learn more about the goal of Rayo de Sol or to help fund a project or become a donor.