Quezalguaque, Nicaragua

was designated Brookline’s Sister City in 1987. Twenty-eight years later the relationship has grown and expanded. Today the Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project (BQSCP) is involved in many different initiatives.  Among the programs supported by the BQSCP have been the following:

-the Quezalguaque library and mobile library

-the first computer classrooms in the community

-special needs education

-an arts program

-capital projects including the construction of a primary care health center, a library, a school and renovations of the existing health center and two satellite clinics

-programs to support healthcare delivery and access for the community and to identify the causes and combat the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu)

-housing construction

-teacher training and educational support

The BQSCP has no paid staff and receives no governmental funding.  Sister City Board members and others who travel to Quezalguaque do so at their own expense.

Donations in support of our activities come from individuals in the Brookline community. They have also come from outside and from a variety of organizations including the Brookline Rotary, Fallon Ambulance, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, All Saints Parish, the Friends of the Brookline Library, the Dreams Foundation and the Sister and Johnny Foundation.

For more information about our programs, contact any of the following:

Health Care:
Peter Stringham, MD   peter.stringham@gmail.com

Library, Mobile Library & the Arts:
Carol Caro  carol.b.caro@gmail.com

Teacher Training & Educational Support:
Carol Pineiro    chpineiro@yahoo.com

Brookline Schools Interface:
Stacey Downey   sirwindowney@gmail.com

General Information:
Richard Segan   rsegan@rcn.com

The Brookline-Quezalguaque Sister City Project is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization.  Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permissible by law.