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About La Vida Education in Nicaragua

About Us

LA VIDA Education is a U.S. nonprofit organization that operated for 13 years to provide educational resources and extracurricular programs to schools and communities in Nicaragua. The organization has now merged with Fabretto.

Brief History

LA VIDA Education was founded by Aaron Pick in 2003. Once nonprofit status was established for the organization in the United States, Aaron moved to Nicaragua and lived there for three years to develop a local staff team to run what is now the educational community center. The center started out of his living room, as kids from town would come by to play with puzzles and read children's books in Spanish. After a few months, so many kids showed up that Aaron moved the center to its current location. With up to 300 visits a day, the current location is now too small and a new construction project is in the works.

Envisioning our future

With the recent purchase of three acres strategically centered next to several schools, LA VIDA Education's current potential for impact is unparalleled. We have the opportunity to radically change the way that youth participate in education. With the new land purchase, we are in the process of building facilities that will be used as a model for the rest of Nicaragua - a center which will be the educational hub for an entire region of the country.

Measuring Our Impact
200,000+ Visits to the educational community center
30,000+ Checkouts for books from the library
100+ Volunteers for ten-day work trips
5 Local Nicaraguan education experts hired
2 School construction projects
2nd Most attended library in the country
1st Girls' soccer league in San Juan de Oriente

Aaron Pick In Nicaragua

New Land Purchase at La Vida Education

Educational community center programs

Homework Prep at La Vida Education
Homework Prep &
Tutoring Programs

Book Checkout at La Vida Education
Book Checkout
School Partnerships at La Vida Education
Puzzles and Games at La Vida Education
Puzzle &
Game Room
Music Programs at La Vida Education
Art at La Vida Education
Art Programs