The Escuelas Sociodeportivas (Socio-Sports Schools) project in the Dominican Republic fights to improve the quality of life of at-risk or child street workers in Santo Domingo.
The Dominican Republic occupies the eastern two thirds of the island of Hispaniola, an island which it shares with Haiti. After Cuba, the Dominican Republic is the second largest Caribbean nation in area and in population. The capital, Santo Domingo, was the first European settlement in the Americas. The country has a strong tourist industry and is the most visited destination in the Caribbean. Fundación MAPFRE collaborates with the carrying out of five projects which benefit 853 people.
The “Inclusive Education: opportunity for change in the practice of school-community relations” project carried out by the InteRed Foundation, trains 120 teachers to promote inclusive education in the Dominican Republic.
At the Fundacion Amanacer Infantil center in Barahona in the south of the Dominican Republic, comprehensive care is given to more than 100 children under 6 years of age and to their families. By providing a healthy diet for the children, their formal psychological and educational care, and training and work for their families, the center aims at helping them all to overcome precarious circumstances.
Nuevos Caminos is carrying out an educational program aimed at children and young people from the slums of Sabana Yegua and Azua, in which 52 school children and university students receive scholarships to cover the cost of their studies and transport.
The Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) organization is rolling out a nutritional program aimed at more than 300 children in the Dominican Republic with health problems, nutritional deficit, or in extremely disadvantaged situations. The program provides for both personalized diets and medical checks.
The Fundacion InteRed works in the training of 120 teachers, as well as on the creation of curriculum material, Including a teacher’s guide, with the aim of more effectively helping disabled people and those with special needs.
The Fundación Real Madrid and Misiones Salesianas run a school fostering social and sporting values in Santo Domingo which look after 300 boys and girls and young people, between 5 and 17 years old, who come from deprived areas and who are at risk of marginalization.
Nuevos Caminos is carrying out an educational program aimed at children and young people from the slums of Sabana Yegua and Azua, in which 52 school children and university students receive scholarships to cover the cost of their studies and transportation.
The Amanecer Infantil Foundation takes care of nearly a hundred children in the southern region of the Dominican Republic, offering psychological and legal attention, protection and special education to children, and work and training to their families, in order to overcome extremely serious situations.
The Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) organization develops a nutritional program for children with health problems and nutritional deficit in the Dominican Republic. In total, 171 children receive customized daily meals according to the necessities of each case.