UK Coffee Week | Nero Foundation

We’re donating 20p from every Flat White as part of UK Coffee Week to support the Nero Foundation’s School Project in Nicaragua.

UK Coffee Week

UK Coffee Week | Nero Foundation

We’re donating 20p from every Flat White as part of UK Coffee Week to support the Nero Foundation’s School Project in Nicaragua.

As part of UK Coffee Week – a nationwide celebration of coffee that also raises funds for coffee growing communities – we’re donating 20p from every Flat White to support the Nero Foundation.

On top of this, our partners at Alpro will donate 5p from every drink sold with soya or coconut milk.

Donations made between April 16-22 will support our School Project in Nicaragua.

School Project

For every classroom built in Nicaragua, the local ministry of education will provide a teacher.

In 2017, we started out on a 2 year journey to develop the school of Lazaro Talavera, La Esmeralda – where we source coffee from 71 farmers.

At the time, the school only had 2 teachers for 132 students. The 2 teachers taught a mix of classes across 6 grades.

During 2017 UK Coffee Week, we raised over £25,031 toward the School Project – enough money to build a new classroom for the school. And that’s exactly what we did.

We expanded the school with an extra classroom and more importantly, another teacher.

Water Project

Prior to the School Project, we started our work in La Esmeralda with Seeds for Progress.

One of the challenges typical in farming communities is having access to a reliable source of clean, drinkable water.

During 2016 UK Coffee Week, we raised enough money from Flat White sales to provide 5 schools in the La Esmeralda region of Nicaragua with clean water and sanitation facilities.

Having started our work in La Esmeralda with Seeds for Progress on our water projects we wanted to work more with one of the schools we helped.

It’s been great to see the difference this has made to the pupils, as well as seeing the school become a hub for the people in the local community.

What’s next

Once we’ve finished developing the primary school of Lazaro Talavera, we’ll next build a much-needed high school.

Currently kids have to walk up to 2.5 hours to reach the nearest high school, which means many don’t complete their education.

Nero Foundation

The Caffè Nero Foundation was set up in 2011 with a very simple objective – to have a positive impact in the communities that come into contact with the Nero family. Our mission is to make a positive, lasting, difference.

We not only raise money through UK Coffee Week, but a range of activities throughout the year which involve the entire Caffè Nero family.

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