NEWTON SAN JUAN DEL SUR SISTER CITY PROJECT INC
Rating: 4.93 stars 46 reviews
Issues: Education, Job Training, International
Location: Rodney Barker 49 Wooodcliff Road 02461 Margaret M. Gullette 68 Pembroke Street 02458 Newton MA 02458 USA
Results: By the end of this year the Free High School will have graduated 616 people. It enrolls about 700 every year, the most-underprivileged in the region. Over 700 biosand filters have been given out. We built or renovated 17 schools, including new pre-schools in rural villages.
Target demographics: Under-served low-income women and men who have been excluded from regular high schools
Direct beneficiaries per year: In 2013, 681 people enrolled in our three high-school programs
Geographic areas served: The 250-square mile area of San Juan del Sur Nicaragua
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"The Free High School is a model for the nation.” Vice-Minister of Education, Marlon Siu.
“The Free High School is changing the culture of the region.” –former Vice-mayor of San Juan
I co-founded the Free High School in 2002, and, as a volunteer, I raise funds for it every year. I think it is the most important institution in San Juan del Sur for empowering women and men for life. Every year we change the lives of 650-700 students who could not continue their education otherwise.
The Free High School has been independently reviewed and found to be the best of its kind.
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