Puerto Rico School Supplies

In Projectsby Brother's Brother Foundation

Luis Garraton is one of BBF’s primary partners in Puerto Rico. We were initially put in contact with them six weeks after Hurricane Maria, and since then they have been assisting with both high-level recommendations for support and detailed logistics work on the island. They are the group that initiated BBF’s school reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico, and we have had several in-person meetings with their team to discuss paths forward in Puerto Rico.

Fortaleza Para Ti is an official initiative of the First Lady of Puerto Rico’s office, which is in part funded by BBF’s partner Luis Garraton. This past year it helped 45,000 children with school supplies and equipment. For the upcoming 2019 school year, it aims to reach even more children.
Luis Garraton is one of BBF’s primary partners in Puerto Rico. We were initially put in contact with them six weeks after Hurricane Maria, and since then they have been assisting with both high-level recommendations for support and detailed logistics work on the island. They are the group that initiated BBF’s school reconstruction efforts in Puerto Rico, and we have had several in-person meetings with their team to discuss paths forward in Puerto Rico.

Fortaleza Para Ti is an official initiative of the First Lady of Puerto Rico’s office, which is in part funded by BBF’s partner Luis Garraton. This past year it helped 45,000 children with school supplies and equipment. For the upcoming 2019 school year, it aims to reach even more children.

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Previous suggestions from Luis Garraton have been targeted at what they see as high-need projects. Their local knowledge of the island’s recovery process has been exemplary to date, as our site visits to Puerto Rico have affirmed that all of our previous resource commitments have been well directed. This specific project is something they see as important, and we trust their ability to funnel aid. While we have been working on school reconstruction costs, there are still glaring gaps in student resources. Fortaleza Para Ti also takes a holistic approach to their activities, making sure that students also receive health checkups, know about emergency management in case of another hurricane, and are given an anti-bullying talk. All of this support is to be directed at children who are highest need.

This is also a good opportunity to widen the implementation of our project funding, as we will be contributing to an initiative that has already seen some early success, and has the full backing of an important department of the local government.
Previous suggestions from Luis Garraton have been targeted at what they see as high-need projects. Their local knowledge of the island’s recovery process has been exemplary to date, as our site visits to Puerto Rico have affirmed that all of our previous resource commitments have been well directed. This specific project is something they see as important, and we trust their ability to funnel aid. While we have been working on school reconstruction costs, there are still glaring gaps in student resources. Fortaleza Para Ti also takes a holistic approach to their activities, making sure that students also receive health checkups, know about emergency management in case of another hurricane, and are given an anti-bullying talk. All of this support is to be directed at children who are highest need.

This is also a good opportunity to widen the implementation of our project funding, as we will be contributing to an initiative that has already seen some early success, and has the full backing of an important department of the local government.