LA VIDA Education was founded by Aaron Pick in 2003, following a trip where he visited each country in Central America and spent time observing schools and libraries. As the son of two teachers, and a former teacher himself in the United States, Aaron was struck by the lack of educational resources in Nicaragua. At the same time, he was amazed by the desire that youth showed for learning, despite the fact that the median level of education in the country was 6th grade. Aaron moved to Nicaragua in 2003 and spent three full years living there while developing LA VIDA Education and equipping a local staff team to run what is now the educational community center. He spent most of his time living in the town of San Juan de Oriente, Nicaragua and visited schools in the region on a daily basis to better determine what educational solutions might prove to be most effective.
In 2006, Aaron moved back to the United States to get his MBA from Berkeley, and he has been running LA VIDA Education on from the United States ever since while local staff in Nicaragua operate all programs on the ground.
For more information about LA VIDA Education, please feel free to contact Aaron directly at 510-295-9348 or firstname.lastname@example.org.