Challenges

Although the Dominican Republic guarantees access to free education, children in marginalized communities are at a great disadvantage. The lack of access to educational services in these regions stems from multiple factors.

In marginalized communities there is a lack of school facilities due to poor funding which requires children to travel long distances in order to attend school. Rather than attending school, children are often required to assist with household chores and childcare or to work informal jobs in order to supplement family income.

44%

of schools in rural areas do not offer more than 4 grades.

Solutions

We employ and train local teachers to carry out educational workshops to supplement the overwhelming lack of education opportunities for children and adults in the Dominican Republic. Employing local educators empowers them to be changemakers and a part of the sustainable development of their communities.

We provide ESL classes, financial literacy workshops and classes stressing the importance of clean water, sanitation and hygiene.