Education and health go hand in hand – and we think it’s important to also have this focus in our work.
In the Dominican Republic, the wealthier children attend private schools, while public schools are open to all. The challenge for the poorest is that they can not afford schooling equipment and uniforms – and without this they must not go to school. This year, the authorities have decided that they support the kids with some equipment and uniform – but the equipment is of poor quality – and for too many children – this is all they get.
We therefore providere more than 100 children with pencils, pencil, eraser, color pencils, ruler and high quality writing books in the neighborhoods and on a free baseball summercamp. The children and their parents were very proud and grateful – and we want to continue and expand this program next year.