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; they are not required to provide materials, books or even chalk. There are some private schools in the area that provide a higher level of education and more opportunities for continuing on to university and obtaining a profession. With a profession, a student notonly becomes self-supporting, they can also support their parents and help their siblings with their education. A good education is one of the best ways to change the future of an entire family and help them to rise above poverty.
Our school sponsorship program began in 2006. For the 2017-2018 school year, we have 104 students being sponsored from kindergarten through university.
If you are interested in sponsoring a student for school, email us (see Contact page) for more information and a copy of the current wait list.