EVENT DATE: Sep 23, 2017
Cinquera, El Salvador, is a small community of around 3,000 people in the central part of the country. In 1992, Cinquera, which had been abandoned during the horrific civil war, was repopulated after the peace accord. Chicago-Cinquera Sister Cities has been working with a progressive community organization, the ARDM, for many years. This year, the ARDM has again designated Pedal for Peace donations for the scholarships of five college students who are majoring in computer science, agricultural engineering and education. The donations will cover their enrollment fees, tuition, transportation, food and housing. During and upon completion of their studies, the students have made a commitment to live in and work on behalf of the Cinquera community and to support the scholarship program for future students.