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Analysis of Fundacion Paraguaya's financially self-sufficient agricultural high school: Documenting a model of a financially self-sustaining school and the opportunities and challenges for replication

Citation

Baird, A., & Harrelson, W. (2008). Analysis of Fundacion Paraguaya's financially self-sufficient agricultural high school: Documenting a model of a financially self-sustaining school and the opportunities and challenges for replication. Washington, DC: Making Cents International for the Inter-American Development Bank.

Abstract

The Fundación Paraguaya, a non-profit social enterprise founded in 1985, has developed an innovative financially self-sufficient agricultural high school that equips students from low-income rural families with the skills, knowledge and attitudes to become rural entrepreneurs. Having just completed its fifth year of operation with Fundación Paraguaya, the school provides a high-quality education that has enabled 100 percent of its graduates to create self employment opportunities, become employed in the agricultural sector, teach at other agricultural schools, or continue their educations at the university level. In addition, as of fiscal year 2007, the school attained its goal of becoming financially self-sufficient.