The Cultural Center of Batahola Norte is a community center in Managua that offers music and art classes to children, scholarships to the college bound, practical skills training for under and unemployed adults, and a community library. It is a cultural oasis for the community.
The Friends of Batahola is a not-for-profit organization established in the United States to provide resources for the growth and sustenance of the Cultural Center of Batahola Norte. Friends of Batahola is registered as a 501(c)(3) public charity with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
The Cultural Center’s priority is to work with the women and children who most bear the weight of social and economic inequity, to break the cycle of poverty and restore hope in a better tomorrow. That objective is at the heart of the Center’s mission to empower and transform its students and community through access to education, arts and culture. Since 1983, the Center has helped thousands of women, children and youth to defend their rights, finish their schooling, find and develop new sources of income, and improve their standard of living.