A Book to Read Empowers Nicaraguans
A student enjoys reading ABREN's children's story, "A Day in Pueblo Nuevo."


April 2014

Dear Friends of ABREN,

We want to let you know some exciting news about our preschool program. Over the years our teachers have worked tirelessly to develop their knowledge of teaching preschool while molding these theories to the realities in their community. Starting in 2005 at 13 students, as its reputation as a center of excellence spread quickly such that by 2008 our program reached capacity at 45 students. By the end of last year, the interest in our program was so big that we decided to open an afternoon schedule so that more children could participate in our preschool. Now we have 71 students in our preschool ranging from the age of 3 to the end of kindergarten. Its been an amazing school year so far!

April 2012

Dear Friends of ABREN,

We want to tell you about a wonderful ABREN benefit concert that will take place on April 26, 2012, at 7pm in Menlo Park at the Bethany Lutheran Church. We hope you will be able to come and we also hope that you will spread the word to friends and co-workers. All proceeds will support ABREN’s programs in Nicaragua.

Jodi Gandolfi, an ABREN board member and professional pianist, has organized an evening of delightful music with an Earth day theme. When the Picasso Ensemble performed in an ABREN benefit concert two years ago, many members in the audience said afterwards they wished they had invited all their friends, so come and invite your friends.

See the flier for more information!

March 2012

We are excited to annouce the openning of our new website, including our online Book Store! Finally, after a year and a half of hard work, our books, illustrated by photos we've taken in Nicaragua, are for sale! These books will delight and inspire any young children in your life. We have titles available in Spanish and several translated into English. Please spread the word!

Check back monthly for more detailed news!