Puerto Rico poverty has increased, and transformation opportunities have diminished throughout the last decade. The Department of Education has faced great challenges that have resulted in low student academic achievement and in other areas such as human resources and budgets.
Hurricane Maria’s landfall on September of 2017 was the second most expensive natural disaster in the history of the United States of America; and event that also worsened the conditions of Puerto Rico education. As a measure to respond with determination and resilience, the Educational Reform Law was approved on March 29th of 2018. This new implementation plan gave the opportunity to develop a new vision that focuses in the students, teachers, families and communities.
EDUFacts is a web-based platform, designed to meet the needs of each public school in Puerto Rico. Each profile represents the school and the resources they need to continue their pathways and achieve their educational goals.
The website allows the school to broaden their scope of reach, providing information of their current status and needs to local, national and international donors and funders dedicated to education that find a match between the school’s needs and the organization’s mission. PREF serves as a facilitator for these donors by purchasing and delivering these resources to the schools.