Quezalguaque, Nicaragua was designated Brookline’s Sister City in 1987. Thirty-five years later the relationship continues to grow and expand. Today the Brookline Quezalguaque Sister City Project is involved in many different projects.
Among the initiatives currently supported by the BQSCP are the following:
- the Quezalguaque library and mobile library
- the first computer classrooms in the region
- a multi-faceted initiative to improve access to clean water (with funding support from the Brookline Rotary, the Rotary International Foundation & many others)
- an arts program
- health programs including efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, to combat dengue & other mosquito borne illnesses, to help combat & address the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) & to support care delivery & greater health care access for the local community.
Funding to support BQSCP projects in Quezalguaque are primarily a result of the generosity of the residents of Brookline. In addition, BQSCP has received contributions from Brookline Rotary, All Saints Parish, Saint Mary of the Assumption Parish, Friends of the Brookline Libraries, Friends of Brookline Public Health, Sister and Johnny Foundation, Temple Ohabei Shalom, and Fundación Sueños (The Dreams Project).
More than 250 Brookline residents have visited Quezalguaque. If you’re interested in learning more about the BQSCP visit our Recent News, History and Projects pages. If you would like to become involved in our health care, education or other projects, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit us on Facebook.
The Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.