Welcome to Fabretto!
Fabretto's mission is to empower underserved children and their families in Nicaragua to reach their full potential, improve their livelihoods, and take advantage of economic opportunity through education and nutrition. This mission is achieved through five strategic program areas: early and primary education enrichment, rural secondary education, vocational and life skills education, and community well-being and development.
Inspired by the legacy of Padre Fabretto, the organization envisions a prosperous Nicaragua where all children and adolescents have meaningful opportunities to grow and learn, in communities that offer access to quality education, so that they may reach their full potential. For more than 50 years, Fabretto has built relationships within the Nicaraguan urban and rural communities served in order to provide hope and a better future to the children and youth in need. Today, the organization serves more than 12,500 children and youth through seven Fabretto-owned centers and 50-plus rural schools.
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News and Notes
--Nicaragua is #3 in New York Times article "The 46 Top Places to Go in in 2013"!
--"Mayorga Customers Make Nicaragua School Safe for Children" Sacramento Bee, Jan 2013
--Check out the December Newsletter!
--It's Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) time! Contribute to Fabretto with CFC# 10925
--"Seducidos por la Basura" an article in the Nicaraguan newspaper, La Prensa.The article highlights Fabretto's postive actions in the community, and the impact of improving education for children in the community. Sept 2012
--Feed My Starving Children visits the coffee cooperative in northern Nicaragua and presents the experience with this blog post. Sept 2012
--Un video de La Prensa TV sobre la Festival de Cine Independiente Estadounidense en Managua con el Director de Communicaciones de Fabretto, Peter Schaller. Sept 2012
--"Each Cup Counts: How Corp Coffee Brings Food and Education to Children in Nicaragua" An article in the Georgetown student-run organization, The Corp's blog. Sept 2012
--"Reaching out to Nicaraguan Children" an article by Wake Forest University students about their summer volunteer trip to Nicaragua. July 2012
--Fabretto's NicaHOPE jewelry initiative highlighted in The Beading Gems Journal. Support this initiative directly through a donation or by purchasing handmade jewelry! July 2012
--Fabretto is awarded second place for the Doña Maria de las Mercedes Humanitarian Award for best project working with children. March 2012
--Minnesota middle schoolers organize a fundraiser for Fabretto! May 2012
--Feed My Starving Children highlights the story and work of the Women's Pine Needle Basket Cooperative in the article "Beautiful Baskets, Beautiful Lives". Purchase pine baskets directly from Fabretto here. March 2012
--Dreaming Nicaragua wins two prizes at the Espiello Film Festival in Spain: audience choice and the ASECIC Guillermo Zúñiga prize.
--Dreaming Nicaragua wins the FIDH Award from the International Federation for Human Rights in Belgium at the Festival des Libertes! Nov 20111
--Stephanie Burchett's article "Giving a Voice to the Voiceless" describes her relationship with Nicaragua and La Chureca - Dec 2011
--UPenn's Inter-American Educational Leadership Network spotlights Fabretto's SAT Program
--Fabretto recieves 5-star reviews from volunteers at GreatNonProfits.org, consider sharing your story too!
--Dreaming Nicaragua wins audience choice award at "Ad:Hoc Inconvenient Films" Festival in Lithuania!
--Fabretto highlighted in Mirla Gonzalez's article in the Huffington Post.