Fabretto offers education, health, nutrition, and community development programs that benefit approximately 19,000 children in Nicaragua. While our primary focus is children, our community-based approach ensures that parents, teachers, and community leaders also receive the knowledge they need to create an environment
where children can thrive.
Fabretto delivers its programs to children and community members in seven community Education Centers and more than 250 public schools throughout Nicaragua. Fabretto offers programs in five strategic areas to support our mission 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.
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Fabretto believes that early and primary education is the foundation for future learning. Through this program, children participate in activities such as tutoring in language, mathematics, science, computer education, and English classes; sports; music and art; and reading clubs. Fabretto’s teachers are trained to support the learning process with new and effective methodologies, and help direct parents to actively participate in their children’s education. In 2014, Fabretto introduced a new module of formal education in which students receive regular, Ministry of Education-accredited preschool and primary classes at Fabretto education centers.
Fabretto recognizes access to secondary education as a basic human right. In 2007, Fabretto began to implement 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.
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. Students have the opportunity to develop and execute small business activities in order to apply the skills that they learn in the classroom.
Fabretto provides substantive meals to children, contributing to their healthy growth and development. In response to high rates of undernourishment, Fabretto implements a school lunch program that provides our students with a nourishing meal every weekday. Produce from Fabretto-sponsored school gardens fortify the daily meals. The program also includes an educational component, training parents and students in nutrition and sustainable agriculture.
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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. Fabretto also supports local projects that improve water systems and school infrastructure.