We recognize the limitations of directing a project from a distance. That’s why at each step we collaborate with local partners, from school leadership, to local NGOs, to the students themselves. Each year, we award scholarships through a collaborative process between the Agua Blanca school and the Chaco Fund’s Board. We communicate with the scholars to track their progress and provide ongoing support. Our aim is to create a holistic professional development program for scholars, not just pay for room and board. We know that in Bolivia, just as in US and around the world, first-generation college students face unique challenges. The Fund is dedicated to ensuring the self-defined success of these young scholars both inside and outside of the classroom.