Fabretto Children's Foundation
Rating: 4.82 stars 28 28 reviews 3,026
325 Commerce Street Alexandria VA 22314 USA
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.
Fabretto currently supports over 19,000 children in Nicaragua in seven Fabretto Education Centers and more than 250 public schools throughout Nicaragua.
empower children and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year:
19,000+ students and their families in Nicaragua
Geographic areas served:
underserved communities in Nicaragua
Early & Primary Education; Rural Secondary Education; Food Security & Nutrition; Vocational Education; and Community Well-being & Development.
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I interned with Fabretto in 2015 and have since stayed connected. The work they do in Nicaragua provides opportunities for children and families that would be impossible without the support of this organization. Not only does the organization do consistently amazing work for deserving people, but the community of benefactors and collaborators it attracts makes it clear that Fabretto Children's Foundation intends to continue leveraging every available resource to end poverty in its home country.
I volunteered for Fabretto in the summer of 2014 and my experience was wonderful. The part that stands out to me about Fabretto is that they become so deeply rooted in each community that they engage with whether this is through community development, educational programs, or nutrition programs. The community really depends and relies on Fabretto and it is clear to see that they have inspired so many individuals. When my fellow volunteers and I went to visit some of the classrooms, we were shocked at how enthusiastic and driven a lot of the students were. Many of them had hopes, dreams, and ambitions that were inspired by the Fabretto program. Fabretto even supports many of their young students in some of their entrepreneurial ambitions, which I find very unique about this nonprofit.
i have knonw fabretto for many years because of my family envolvement with it. I hadnt have the chance to see it for my self until this summer. During the three weeks i was there working as a volunteer i did not only had my expectations far exceed it, but i have found my self being able of things that i didnt think posible. Clearly fabretto has given me more than i have given to them. i am eager to go back and learn more about Nicaragua´s ashtonoshing hisotry and about frabrettos outstading proyect .
I first met Fabretto Foundatoon in 2004 when I knew his president at a wedding. I went to Nicaragua, to Cusmapa and I falled in love with their work there. I am a forester so I started giving my support through writing environmental proposals for the forestry project of Fabretto. After seven years with my students ( I was a professor at Yale university) we created www.parqueparalapaz.org where we stand for a protected peace area arround the work of Fabretto in Nicaragua and Honduras. The proposal has been admited by the Honduras goverment and we hope to make it real and bring many ecoturists to the area to overocme poverty at the same time the forest receive more protectio.n I came back this summer again for my 8th time... Mine perhaps is a different type of volunteering but we are always welcome by the local people and the wonderful staff of Fabretto. What I love in Fabretto is that everything is well organized but at the same time you can free your creativity to try to give your best for the "chavalos", the children...
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I first volunteered with Fabretto during the summer of 2013 and absolutely loved my experience! This was my first time living abroad and not only did I enjoy getting to experience all that Nicaragua has to offer, but I absolutely loved Fabretto's status and was impressed by all the work that they do. When you see it for yourself, it is overwhelming how many people they impact, even in the most remote communities in the country. It was an incredible opportunity to see lots of projects firsthand and I was happy to see that they are responsible and effective with their spending.
This past spring semester, I had the opportunity to intern at the Alexandria office and assisted with event planning and auction preparation, which is a large source of funding. I really enjoyed the office and the positive and persistent attitudes of the employees there. It was awesome to see how the DC office is integrated into the Nicaraguan office and how they work together to reach as many children as possible in Nicaragua! I absolutely love Fabretto and was so inspired by my experience that I want to move to Nicaragua to continue similar work.
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Been involved with Fabretto for 25 years. First and foremost, the organization lives and breathes and has unwavering faith to the principles of Padre Fabretto. What first struck me was the number of "alumni" who remained involved to help others who came after them. Over the years I've come to understand why. In Spanish the organization is called "Familia Padre Fabretto." It is truly a family dedicated to serving the needs of those most vulnerable in society. I've lived the past three years in Nicaragua and Fabretto is one of the most respected NGOs around. I love going out and meeting the kids at the centers and and feeling the energy of the teachers and staff.
Fabretto was my first international non-profit volunteering experience and it was remarkable! After working for a year with Ameri-Corps, I could see that their academic program, SAT was a very distinctive curriculum that takes advantage of the various communities of Nicaragua (both urban and rural). The students were well engaged in each class that I visited and the additional benefits that the students gained in these interactive settings became quite apparent through several class visits. What stood out most in my experience was the combination of community involvement via the contributions of local families and the self-sustainability projects such as the student gardens and student-oriented entrepreneurial undertakings. Most of all, the Fabretto staff were very welcoming and supportive to all of their volunteers and ensured that they were well-accommodated during their volunteer experience.
I've been a volunteer and a donor with Fabretto for nearly 10 years, during which time I've seen and interacted with almost every aspect of the organization up close. It's an organization that I'd highly recommend to anyone and one that I'll continue to have a relationship with well into the far distant future.
I have been volunteering with Fabretto for just about the last 6 months and have been extremely happy with my experience. I first began working with Fabretto while in college and came on a short term volunteer trip during that time. I studied non profits and development and found Fabretto to be doing such great things and decided to come back after graduating. While volunteering I have learned so much about working with communities and feel like Fabretto works in all these places with such care and responsibility to the people that live there. It has truly helped so many individuals and I have seen and heard this from the people in the communities themselves. So many kids have received opportunities that they would not otherwise have without Fabretto. In addition, the staff has genuine interest for the mission of the organization and puts much effort into their work with the children and communities.
For the past three months I have been interning for Fabretto in the events department. I have found my time here to be absolutely terrific. This has been my first experience working for a non profit and I believe that the knowledge I have gained will be very useful for me in the future.
Fabretto works hard to provide for the indigent children and families of Nicaragua. It is very easy to see the tremendous impact Fabretto has thanks to great communication between programs. The difference they are making is astounding and will continue to better the lives of the less fortunate as this non profit grows.