CAFRED’s vision is for every child in rural Central America to fulfill
his or her promise and potential through access to a safe and well-designed
school, staffed by competent teachers and supported and encouraged by
their families, communities, and local and national governments.
CAFRED’s mission is to give sustainable access to quality education
in rural areas of Central America through the construction of well-designed
schools, the training of teachers, and the implementation of extra-curricular
programs that improve learning levels, increase attendance and promote
community and family participation.
CAFRED partners with local and national governments to leverage
financial resources and technical assistance that will contribute to the
sustainability of the schools it builds. CAFRED also partners with other NGO’s to study
lessons learned and to replicate best practices.
CAFRED promotes team building, community support and parental involvement while training teachers to become better instructors. CAFRED also implements extra-curricular programs and activities that improve the school experience for children, thereby increasing attendance, improving academic performance and decreasing the high repetition of grades often found in rural schools.
Our goal is to build and monitor six schools by 2014.
CAFRED is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and
is tax exempt under U.S. Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3).
CAFRED maintains strict political and religious independence