Currently, The Julia Burke Foundation is partnering with Juntos Adelante in a program to train nurses to work in rural villages in Nicaragua. Because the large cities attract many healthcare workers with job opportunities and higher wages, the villages are left with few trained nurses to serve the village community. The program will train village residents who are willing to stay in their village and have already received their high school diploma. The Julia Burke Foundation grant will be used to train ten auxiliary nurses at the Leonel Rugama Health Center in Estelí, to help ensure that rural Nicaraguan villages receive community health services.
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Bethany Golden and Angela Rogers (co-founders of Juntos Adelante) with future nurses, the director of nursing (Ramona Alfaro) and the Director of Health for the municipality (Dr. Pino)