Annual Report 2006

Quezalguaque, Nicaraguanewmap

was designated Brookline's Sister City in 1987. Twenty six years later the relationship continues to grow and expand. Today we are involved in a number of new and ongoing projects.

The Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project (BQSCP) is funded entirely through private donations. No public or taxpayer funds support the project. Projects funded by BQSCP in Quezalguaque in the past year include:

  • Housing
  • Health Care including for public health, medical supplies and capital improvements at the main health center and two satellite health posts
  • Library and mobile library
  • Special needs education
  • Art programs
  • Education including the first computer classroom in a public school in the region.

Donations 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's Parish, Friends of the Brookline Libraries, Friends of Brookline Public Health, International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC), Sister and Johnny Foundation, 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 history and projects pages. If you would like to become involved in our health care, education or other projects, please contact us at


Also be sure and read our Sister City Annual Reports.