Location and general information
Economic activity in Nicaragua has decreased since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Reduced disposable income and higher unemployment, together with rising food costs and limited access to hygiene supplies, have led to a rise in health problems and community stress. The uncertainty being experienced by already vulnerable communities is endangering children’s fundamental rights to education, play and development, as well as their access to learning materials.
The project has two components: (1) health and personal well-being; and (2) education, extracurricular activities and sport. It seeks to mitigate the risk of COVID-19, by promoting personal hygiene, a balanced diet and other healthy habits. It also seeks to reduce exclusion by ensuring access to quality education for 780 children from vulnerable communities in Nicaragua and foster an inclusive and healthy environment through extracurricular activities, sport, and community engagement.
- Educate students and their families about the importance of personal hygiene, a balanced diet and good mental health.
- Provide children in poor communities with meaningful afterschool activities.
- Enhance the reading and writing skills of primary school children.
- Promote physical activities, such as football training and at-home workouts.
Promotion of health and personal well-being:
- Provision of hygiene kits, sports kits and learning materials.
- Health campaigns.
- Workshops (in-person and/or online) with parents and educators.
- Lunches and snacks.
Education and extracurricular activities:
- Teacher and coach training.
- Education enrichment and literacy activities.
- Development of a physical education plan for Fabretto.
- Formation of sports teams and organised training sessions.
- 780 children enrolled in the education enrichment programme.
- 550 children playing in football teams.
- 780 hygiene kits distributed.
- 650 families accessed information on personal hygiene, balanced diets and good mental health.
- Sports and educational material kits distributed to all 40 teams.
- 25 teachers trained.
- 12 coaches trained.