When Linda decided to enroll at the Fabretto Education Center, she did not know how different it would be from her previous experiences at other education centers. She had heard about Fabretto through her friends, but she learned on her own the importance of accessing quality education.
“Learning at Fabretto has been much more satisfactory, as I have put into practice all the knowledge acquired and they give us all the support we need,” says Linda about her experience. She is currently in the fifth year of high school through Fabretto’s rural education program, SAT.
With the SAT (Tutorial Learning System) program, students have practical learning focused on “learning by doing” and “learning by earning.” Under this philosophy and together with the Valladolid City Council, at the end of 2020, Fabretto carried out the Second Entrepreneurial Challenge at the center where Linda attends as a way to promote entrepreneurship among students and their families.
Among the participants was Linda, who started a small “rosquillas” (a type of corn-based cracker) business three years ago with her father to contribute to the family income and save money to pay for her university studies. When they started, they didn’t have a business plan, much less a growth plan, but thanks to the contest, Linda now has a new vision of how to grow the business and even employ people in her community.
Five different initiatives were finalists and received financial incentives for their ventures, but it was Linda who won first place. Despite the challenges of having semi-face-to-face classes, Linda maintained virtual contact with her tutor, who was continually advising her.
“I thank God, my parents, my tutor, the foundation, and the Valladolid City Council for supporting our endeavors,” Linda said while receiving the price.
With the financial incentive Linda received, she will be able to increase “rosquilla” production, earn more profits, and employ people from her community, contributing to the family finances and allowing her to attend college to study veterinary medicine.
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