Fabretto provides programs to more than 10,500 children in seven community education centers and more than fifty primary schools throughout Nicaragua. 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.
Early & Primary Educational EnrichmentFabretto believes early and primary education is the foundation for future learning. Through the enrichment program children participate in activities such as: tutoring in language, mathematics and science; computers, English; sports; music & art; and reading clubs. Quality education is provided by quality teachers. Fabretto’s teachers are trained to support the learning process with new and effective methodologies, and parents learn to actively participate in their children’s education. Learn More Here
Rural Secondary Education
Fabretto recognizes access to secondary education as a basic human right. In 2007, Fabretto implemented an innovative high-school program called the SAT program for its initials in Spanish (Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial) in remote, rural communities. The SAT curriculum is built on four main pillars: mathematics, science, language & communication, and community service. Students also learn how to identify economic opportunities in their communities and develop small business initiatives (such as cash crops, bee keeping, raising chickens, etc.) through student-run cooperatives. Learn More Here
Fabretto knows that young people need marketable skills in order to take advantage of economic opportunities. High school students enrolled in public schools participate in enrichment activities, providing them with pertinent academic and technical skills. The curriculum includes classes in entrepreneurship, computers, ESL, mathematics, and language & communication. Students have the opportunity to develop and execute small business activities in order to apply the skills that they learn in the classroom. Learn More Here.
Fabretto provides substantive meals to children, contributing to their growth and development. In response to high malnutrition levels, Fabretto implements a school lunch program that provides more than 10,500 students with a nourishing meal every weekday. The program also includes nutritional training for parents and the development of school gardens, where fresh produce is grown. Fabretto additionally supports small farmers who grow fruits and vegetables for school lunch program, as well as producing for local markets. Learn more here.
Fabretto creates safe and healthy communities so that children and families can prosper. Parents, teachers, and students learn about important ways to prevent illnesses and improve health and hygienic conditions in their homes and communities. Program activities include community clean-ups, hand- washing at school, oral hygiene, and proper water treatment. Fabretto also supports local projects that improve water systems and school infrastructure. Learn More Here.