For the last eight years every January our scholarship program has organized and given out hundreds of backpacks to children and youth in Nicaragua who are continuing their education. This January was no different. Thanks to years of doing this, I am able to order all the supplies I need from a local shop at the big Oriental market in Managua, and a week later they deliver boxes and sacks of backpacks and school supplies. All of it literally takes over our living room/dining room area for the next couple of weeks! But we don’t mind because we know how much the families who are receiving these supplies appreciate them.