Education Forum

Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project’s
Educational Forum & Fundraiser

October 17, 2019 – 6:30 pm
Brookline VFW Post, 386 Washington Street

“Sister City in the Age of Trump & Ortega”

Featured Speakers
Governor Michael Dukakis
Eva A. Millona, Executive Director, MIRA 
(Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition) 
Stephen Kinzer, Award-Winning Foreign Correspondent

6:30 pm-Lite Buffet Reception catered by Vine Ripe Grill
(Suggested contribution $60)
7:15 pm-Program & Educational Forum

Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project
Celebration Committee
Gov. Michael & Kitty Dukakis, Hon. Tommy Vitolo, Bernard Greene,
Chobee Hoy, Elias Audy, Carol Caro, Chris Chanyalsulkit, Raul Fernandez,
Bambi Good, Jock Grew, Nancy Heller, Judy Paradis, Richard Segan, 
Lois Statlender, Lisa Wisel, Neil Wishinsky, Kea van der Ziel, MD

Yes!!! I/We believe in the mission of the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project and would like to sponsor the Sister City Project’s October 17th Educational Forum & Fundraiser at the following level:

___$5,000 Presidentes   ___$2,500 Embajadores   ___$1,000 Diplomáticos

                   ___ $500 Cónsules              ___ $250 Líderes

Name(s) as should appear in program materials:


Address: _________________________________________________________________

Phone: _________________

E-mail address: ________________________________

Use my donation for: __General Fund   __Specific Project. Specify: ________

Tax Deductible
Contributions to the Brookline Sister City Project are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. The Brookline Quezalguaque Sister City Project is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3). 

Sponsorship or other contributions payable to Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project may be mailed to BQCSP, P.O. Box 114, Brookline, MA 02446 or using the donate button above.

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Water Project

Our Water, Our Health, Our Future Brookline & Quezal (1)

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February Book Sales to Benefit Quezalguaque Library

Need a Valentine’s present for a loved one? Looking for a book to curl up with during these cold days or to read with your children or grandchildren during February school vacation week?

We’ve got you covered!  February is Quezalguaque Library Month at the Friends of the Brookline Library Book Sale.   Prices can’t be beat!

All proceeds from sales during February will be donated to support the Sister City Project built library and mobile library in Quezalguaque. Items being sold include books, DVDs, books on CDs, music CDs, games and magazines.

Library front

The Friends of the Brookline Library sale locations:
Brookline Village Library, 361Washington St.
Coolidge Corner Library, 31 Pleasant St.
Putterham Library, 959 West Roxbury Parkway

 Background – Quezalguaque Library

The Quezalguaque Library was built in 2004 as a cooperative project between the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project and the Town of Quezalguaque.  Lead sponsorship support was provided by the Sister City Project and more than 20 persons from Brookline helped build the library. Computers and library furnishings were donated by the Brookline Rotary Club and the Town of Brookline. Brookline High School students raised $3,500 for book acquisition, and personal donations of Spanish books, music and board games were made.



The Brookline Sister City Project continues to support the library today with funding for books and supplies, as well as for the transportation of a “mobile library” to primary schools in more remote areas of the community.  More recently we been collaborating with the nonprofit “Viva Leon Leyendo”, training library staff and volunteers to more effectively share the joy of books and the stories they tell.


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Expanding access to clean water in Quezalguaque. Nicaragua

The Brookline- Quezalguaque Sister City Project (BQSCP) is working actively to improve rural water systems throughout the municipality of Quezalguaque in Nicaragua in order to expand access to clean water for all residents. Thanks to the generous donations from people in Brookline, a new rural water system was inaugurated Sunday January 13 in the community of Las Mercedes in Quezalguaque as shown in and the video.

Las Mercedes Dedication Ceremony
This short clip of the ceremony at Las Mercedes for launch of the new well last Sunday (January 13, 2019). The person in the blue checked shirt turning on the water is the Mayor of Quezalguaque, Henry Sandoval. Las Mercedes CAPS’ member Agustin Garcia is on the left in a red hat. A number of us including the BHS students met him and have heard him talk about the very difficult situation in the Las Mercedes community. On the right is the President of the Las Mercedes CAP, and further to the right in red is Daniela Canales, another person that many of us have met; she is the Treasurer for the Las Mercedes CAP.

Rotary Club International, the municipal government of Quezalguaque and Rotary Club Brookline also provided funding for this new system in a community where just one year ago people’s access to water was limited to one hour per day. BQSC plans to continue to support improvements in the other rural water systems in Quezalguaque in 2019.

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