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Burlington & Bilwi
Sister Cites since
The Burlington/ Puerto Cabezas Sister City Program was
founded in 1984 to promote understanding between the people of Vermont
and the people of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua. The forms that
relationship have taken have been varied, and have followed the
differing strengths and interests of individual participants, both
Vermonters and Nicaraguans.
Past Sister City projects have included material
aid, the creation of a tree nursery, cultural and educational
exchanges, and establishment of community video projects. Because of
the unique character of Vermont and of Nicaragua's Atlantic Coast,
projects have prioritized issues of economic self-sufficiency,
autonomy, indigenous rights, and community empowerment.
The main strength of the program, however, has been
and continues to be facilitation of people-to-people connections.
Johnson College Delegtion
sister city program has
connecting residents of Burlington with their counterparts in Bilwi for
over 30 years...
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