Although 2019 was a year of challenges, we also found hope and opportunities through amazing partners and donors. It was because of them that we were able to bring more books to the children we serve, to open a new classroom in one of the most underserved communities in northern Nicaragua, and much more.
These are 6 remarkable milestones from 2019:
A Brighter Future for 66 Children
Fabretto formalized a partnership with Tabolisa, a company located in Estelí, to benefit 66 of their employees’ children. Through this project, the children, ages 3-6, now have access to quality preschool education, nutritious school meals, and child care while their parents are at work.
The Wait for a New Classroom is Over
Preschool-aged children from the community of La Cruz have been dreaming of a chance to go to school. Today, their determination has paid off. Thanks to our partner, International Samaritan, a brand new preschool classroom was built benefiting 15 children and 17 mothers who are now part of the early stimulation program.
New Space to Imagine and Dream
At the start of 2019, our education center in Granada had only a small reading nook tucked away in a corner of a classroom. Now, more than 150 children can enjoy an entire library with more than 180 books (and counting) thanks to the support of Lise Floris, the Kolind family, and the Inti Raymi Foundation.
Sharing the Joy of Reading
235 children participated in 15 LitClubs (Reading Clubs) created in partnership with LitWorld. The children were able to practice creative expression by reading to younger children in nearby schools. Their leadership by example is inspiring children in their communities to persevere in their journey towards literacy.
An Opportunity to Change Their Lives
A group of 12 SAT students from the San Isidro center benefited from scholarships provided by LOTO Nicaragua. In addition to funding their education, LOTO volunteers organized a lecture series and a vocational fair to help students envision different career paths for when they enter the workforce.
Fulfilling the Dream of Education
50 students from Tola, Rivas received college scholarships from Ezulwini Foundation, a long- time supporter of this town in Rivas. 3 of this group recently graduated college – fulfilling their dreams to contribute to the development of their community.
Thanks to all the friends and partners who continue giving us support, even in the most difficult times.