The Asociación Nuevos Caminos, with the support of Fundacion MAPFRE, is working on an educational program for boys, girls and young people in the slums of Sabana Yegua, Azua in the Dominican Republic.
The project looks after 49 children and young people and has had the support of Fundacion MAPFRE since 2013. The aim is to offer new opportunities to those in vulnerable situations, and give them the choice of a good education to prepare them to face their future with optimism.
Nuevos Caminos offers help in two ways: one is by granting scholarships to needy children and young people to attend the school in Azua. The other provides financial support to university students in Sabana Yegua, covering the cost of their courses and transport.
Through adult literacy programs, tutoring of children, and care for the elderly, the project also encourages the adults who have benefited from this initiative to demonstrate to the rest of their community how they can be helped by a good education.
Nuevos Caminos is a Spanish NGO which has been committed for more than 35 years to developing communities where it has a presence in Latin American and African countries. Its aim is to work in communities lacking social and economic resources, in order to generate opportunities so that people can build themselves a better future.