Transforming Lives through Education

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Compassion in Action in Nicaragua

Working in a small Nicaraguan community, we share the gospel in our school and church, expand students’ horizons through quality education, and provide humanitarian relief.

God is using Dario Christian Academy to bring hope, resources, and training to many teachers and schools! We invite you to join our ministry and make a difference in the lives of Nicaraguan students and their families. 

Ways to Get Involved


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Support a Student

Thank you for your heart for students and the value you place on education! Make a difference in the life of a Nicaraguan child by sponsoring one or more of our students and discover how the two-pronged approach of prayer and financial assistance can provide the opportunity to transform a life. Your involvement makes a real difference as students learn how the gospel breaks the chains of sin and education opens doors for a vibrant future!  


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Support a Teacher

Our teachers and staff are loving individuals committed to our students and our mission. Join our team by supporting one of these dedicated educators. Your contribution enriches their lives through a dependable paycheck as they embrace the rich purpose of teaching. In addition, our staff enjoy emotional support, spiritual encouragement, and professional development in the family-like community of Dario Christian Academy. 


Engage Your Church

Partner with us in living out the Great Commission in Dario, Nicaragua! Involve your entire church through hosting a sponsorship event, encourage a mission connection in Sunday School by praying for and sponsoring a student, include Compassion in Action on your church’s monthly giving budget, feature our school in a summer VBS, or best of all, gather a group to be the hands and feet of Jesus, seeing firsthand what Compassion in Action is about on a short-term mission trip!

Transforming lives through Education since 1999


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What we do

Compassion in Action has constructed and operates an elementary and secondary school in Ciudad Dario, Nicaragua called Dario Christian Academy. We provide a quality elementary and secondary Christian education for over 380 students. This includes opportunities to develop talents and gifts in art, music, chess, technology; and an inclusion program for special-needs students.

The personal attention (we cap classes at 34 students), dedication to see all students progress, and our emphasis on developing teachers’ pedagogical and classroom management skills is in direct contrast to the type of education offered by local public schools. To the detriment of their students, public schools often have student teacher ratios of 50:1, students are indoctrinated with the ideology of the current government, those with learning difficulties or behavior issues often drop out at an early age or are given passing grades even without having learned the material, and classes are often conducted without order, quality, or personal care.


We encourage our graduates to continue their studies in university and we are proud of the many alumni who are pursuing careers in education, medicine, law, engineering, and accounting. Graduates from Dario Christian Academy have reported that they have been well-prepared for university coursework. Our goal is that our graduates would be equipped to provide for their families through careers that are fulfilling and glorifying to God.

We emphasize the importance of each student developing a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, as we start each day with prayer, teach through a Christian worldview, and encourage spiritual growth through mentoring and discipleship programs. Our belief that the Gospel will promote and sustain spiritual, physical, and vocational well-being is the foundation of all we do.

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How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”

Isaiah 52:7

Compassion in Action, P.O. Box 45, Fall City, WA 98024