The Dominican Republic requires that all children attend school until grade eight. Public schools are available, however, the government only provides a building and teacher; no materials, books, or even chalk. There are some private schools in the area that provide a higher level of education and more opportunties for continuing on to university and obtaining a profession. With a profession, a student can not only become self supporting, but, also support their aging parents and help their siblings. A good education is one of the best ways to change the future of an entire family and help them to rise above proverty.
If you are intersted in sponsoring a student, click here to view a list of students waiting to be sponsored. You can sponsor a child for as little as $20 US per month. 100% of your sponsorship funds goes directly to the school costs of the student.