Location: Fundación Fabretto (Spain).
“Fabretto’s experience in community development projects, in conjunction with innovative education programs, allows for great social and economic transformation. I truly believe focusing on education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty.”
Silvia visited Nicaragua in March of 2015 to learn about Fabretto’s work with education and to meet the students who benefit from the programs. She has worked in international development for many years and has traveled to different third world countries, but Nicaragua is one of the countries that has impacted her the most. She witnessed the difficulties that many children face by living in the arid, mountainous regions of northern Nicaragua. She is constantly struck by how, despite their struggles, these children face life with excitement, hope, and resilience. They wish to get ahead in life, and their right to education is the key to achieving it.
Silvia’s professional experience and volunteer work in different Latin American countries fits right in with the work that Fabretto is doing in Nicaragua. She holds an undergraduate Law degree from the University of Navarra and a masters degree in International Development from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has dedicated her professional career to social development and aid. She has worked in different NGOs, in Asia and Latin America, as well as Spain. Silvia is responsible for fundraising, developing institutional relationships, and communications. She works out of Fundacion Fabretto’s office in Madrid.