A regular reader of the Adelante Mujer blog contacted me last week. (see post of July 5, 2016 here) This is what she told me.
Sister Ann with students: Six of the above graduated on December 12, 2014, one took the Hippocratic Oath on January 27, 2016, one is a fifth year student
Several people have asked if we expect recipients of Adelante Mujer financial assistance to repay the funds they are given. The simple answer is “No.” The response given to students is a little longer.
The ten Adelante Mujer students in their final year of medical school are not the only wonderful women who met with me during the semester visit last month.
It is my pleasure and pride to introduce our Adelante Mujer six-year students in the medical program of URACCAN University in Bilwi/Puerto Cabezas, Nicaragua.
Continue reading “Introducing the Next Adelante Mujer Doctors”
They started just about the same time. Sister Ann McKean, foundress of Adelante Mujer, conceived the idea to try to raise money in the US to help fund higher education for needy women in Nicaragua.
Our last blog pictured people in the US who bless Adelante Mujer with their service. This blog describes a few of our many blessings in Nicaragua.
This week’s blog features “mercy in action” by Adelante Mujer friends and donors around the United States.
Mercy Sunday will be observed on April 3rd.
How often do we think about mercy? Until Pope Francis declared a Jubilee Year of Mercy to extend between December 8, 2015 and November 20, 2016, most of us probably paid little attention to Mercy Sunday or even the importance of practicing mercy in our everyday lives. Yet, our Scriptures have spent twenty centuries challenging us to “Be merciful, even as your God is merciful.” (Lk 6:36)
Adelante Mujer requires that all students asking for financial assistance must complete an application. One of the questions asks: What present conditions in Nicaragua cause you concern? Without mentioning names of respondents we want to share a few of the topics that worry our students.
Financial concerns of Nicaraguan students are unimaginable to most of us in the United States. Many of our medical students cannot afford a computer. Our applicants mention the handicap they endure by having no computer or having to borrow one from friends or relying on availability of the few computers at URACCAN University.