Families should not have to choose between quality education and survival.
Many families migrate during the peak coffee harvest season to seek additional work, isolating children from public schools and increasing the risk of child labor.
We partner with large coffee farms and local teachers to provide high quality education for children who spend most of their lives living on "big coffee" farms and collaborate with the Nicaraguan Ministry of Education to implement primary school curriculum and educational activities year round. We provide teachers with adequate supplies, including books, computers, and healthy food.
Learning never stops: Summer Camp
We keep our doors open year round and host summer 'harvest' camps for kids so children who migrate to large farms during the peak coffee harvest have the opportunity to experience a structured learning environment.
Healthy kids learn more!
We invest in school gardens and sponsor biannual doctor visits. Our teachers are trained to integrate lessons on nutrition as well as effective handwashing and hygiene skills.
Parents are partners! Farmers are allies!
We get to know parents through workshops and home visits to develop rapport and engage moms and dads in their child’s education.
We work with large coffee farms to build schools from the ground-up - or improve existing infrastructure - to ensure children have access to a safe and quality learning environment. Our buildings learning