Students gathered around a laptop | CREA Nicaragua

Building a Culture of Learning and Literacy in Rural Nicaragua

CREA Inspires Nicaraguan Learners Through Programming Around Academic Success, Library Services, and Youth Development

Serving learners with little access to technology in Nicaragua, CREA provides educational resources, library services, and youth development programming. Recognizing education as the key to driving positive change and breaking the cycle of poverty, CREA delivers comprehensive support for participants from infancy through university.

The CREA Library and Learning Center builds a learning culture for over 2,000 participants through small group classes, and the CREA mobile library delivers programming through outreach to remote communities for students who cannot get to CREA, reaching four remote communities every week.

Using research-based interventions and strategies, CREA helps students reverse learning loss and experience greater academic success in an underserved region.

Expanding to Include Digital Literacy, STEM, and More

Through partnership with Team4Tech, CREA plans to create and implement an all-ages Spanish-language computer literacy program, weave technology skills into the curricula for all programs, create a maker space, and systematically monitor and evaluate learner progress toward technology skill development.