On April 30, 2020, NFC will co-host a fundraising auction – “Art Across Borders: An Auction for Freedom” with Plan Pais, a Washington, D.C.-based NGO dedicated to educating and connecting Venezuelan youth abroad. 

The two organizations will join together to shed light on the humanitarian crisis caused by the sociopolitical upheaval in Nicaragua today and the losses incurred by Nicaraguans, particularly of those youth that have had to flee the country and seek refuge or asylum abroad, of the ones inside Nicaragua whose rights to an education (like registering in a public university) have been curtailed.

The grant awards made possible through these events will be distributed in coordination with organizations providing assistance to young Nicaraguan refugees, with educational institutions supporting Nicaraguan students, or will go directly to students or their families specifically to cover some basic necessities that would enable them to enroll and stay in college or in school.