For many, Spring Break is an opportunity to travel south for a little sun and fun. For the ninth consecutive year, a group of La Lumiere students chose to head a little farther south, to Nicaragua, on a service trip to assist the Fabretto Children’s Foundation. The Fabretto Children’s Foundation enables impoverished Nicaraguan children and their families to break the cycle of poverty and reach their full potential through programs promoting education, nutrition, health, and community development. In a country where almost half of the population lives on less than a $1 a day, and 80% live on less than $2 a day, Fabretto provides a beacon of light for those in need. While in Nicaragua, the La Lumiere students focused their efforts on clearing land and building the foundation for a garage that will be used to protect Fabretto’s vehicles from the damaging rain and wind common to the region during the spring season.
The La Lumiere student body currently funds scholarships for three students at Fabretto. The volunteers had an opportunity to meet the scholarship students and walked away determined to do more. La Lumiere plans to continue the partnership with the Fabretto Children’s Foundation by raising funds for scholarships and continuing its annual service trip to the region.
About La Lumiere School
La Lumiere School is a premier college preparatory boarding and day school located on a spectacular 190-acre campus 25 miles west of South Bend, 8 miles from La Porte, 7 miles from New Buffalo and about an hour southeast of Chicago. Academic excellence characterizes the entire curriculum and helps to prepare its students to attend some of the best colleges in the country including Stanford University, Northwestern University, Rhode Island School of Design, University of Notre Dame, Wake Forest University, Middlebury College, Georgetown University, Cornell University, Colgate University, University of Michigan, and the University of Chicago. For additional information, go online to lalumiere.org. La Lumiere School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS) and the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA).