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Newton San Juan Del Sur Sister City Project Inc

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Causes: Education, International, Job Training, Promotion of International Understanding, Secondary & High Schools, Vocational & Technical Schools

Mission: Our mission is to empower the 18,000 far-flung people of San Juan to develop their education and skills and improve their health. Current programs include maintaining school buildings, providing biosand filters and eco-stoves in the rural areas, and overseeing the free High School for Adults/ Technical Institute.

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

Programs: Supplies and services exclusively for charitable activities for the relief of poverty in san juan del sur, nicaragua including construction of schools, educational and cultural programs.

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22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

I have worked as a volunteer for Newton San Juan Del Sur in several ways, including teaching in the Free High School. This school is making a big difference in the lives of adults who haven't had the resources to continue their education, especially to learn English. It was heartening to see the increase in self-confidence and outreach that resulted from these classes. The Newton project is well run and is greatly respected by the local people.

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