The Future Roots Project is a collective founded in Minnesota that focuses on sustainable educational, artistic, and health initiatives in Nicaragua.
From teachers trainings to designing sustainable classroom materials, Future Roots brings educational and artistic opportunities to impoverished communities that improve literacy rates, creativity, self worth, health & empowerment in children.
Jaime Belden is from Robbinsdale, Minnesota but starting at a young age has pursued every opportunity possible to travel internationally. Her passion for understanding other cultures led her to Hamline University where she earned a BA in Global Studies, minoring in Political Science and Spanish.
She became highly experienced in teaching the fundamental skills necessary to read in Spanish while working with the underprivileged, malnourished and neglected students in the Twin Cities.
Jaime currently dedicates herself to improving the education system in Nicaragua by providing teacher trainings focusing on literacy, creativity, and music.
Elizabeth Dahl grew up in Winsted, Minnesota. After graduating high school she attended Hamline University where she studied Cultural Anthropology & Philosophy. She also attended The Art Institute studying Culinary Arts and Management.
She worked as an Executive Chef for five years in the restaurant industry before becoming more active organizing food drives, growing gardens, and feeding the less fortunate in her local community. Liz is a co-founder of the international Future Roots Project. She is currently living in Nicaragua where she teaches art while sharing her knowledge of nutrition and sustainable gardening.