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Screen Shot 2018 03 11 at 9.36.04 PMAs we reflect on work in 2017 and look forward to the year ahead, we want to start by saying a sincere thank you to all of you who have donated to, partnered with, or supported RJF. Thanks to all of you we were able to have an even greater impact this year on transforming the lives of youth in Central America.





Here is a summary of our highlights from 2017:

2017 achievementsImproved Access

  • Created a new learning lab where 32 rural teachers have access to mentoring and learning resources throughout the year.
  • Connected 28 houses to their communities central water system.
  • Built a new preschool, giving 5 rural communities improved access to education. Learn more.
  • Engaged more than 100 community volunteers to contribute their time to education initiatives.
  • Leveraged more than $30,000 in local resources from community and government partners to support education initiatives.

Improved Relevance

  • Engaged 8 students from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey to develop programming and monitoring and evaluation resources for our Fellows projects. Learn more.
  • Facilitated 3 peer-to-peer learning opportunities and technical training workshops for 3 communities in hydrology and water management.
  • Engaged 3 students from the National Autonomous University of Managua to develop an innovative computerized water management tool (SistCAPS) and train 4 communities on its application. Learn more.
  • Mentored 10 rural community leaders to engage their communities to develop and implement successful education initiatives.

Improved Quality

  • Trained 20 youth from 3 communities in computer literacy.
  • Trained 32 teachers from 11 rural communities in teaching strategies and methodology. Learn more.

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