NEW SCHOOL IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR 320 CHILDREN

 
$5,270
$94,729
Raised
Remaining
Jun 18, 2013

FINAL REPORT

Dear donors:

May you receive a cordial greeting. First of all we would like to thank you once more for supporting generously our project, it means a lot to our foundation and we really appreciate it.

From the beginning we have kept you informed about our actions, our energies have been focused on becoming this project a wonderful reality, for the benefit of 320 children with limited economic resources in our underserved communities who do not have access to education due to the shortage of basic schools in our zone.

Despite our best efforts to solve the unexpected situations with the local municipality, unfortunately the local
authorities have not granted the land use permission yet, it is to say they have not authorized the construction of the school, apparently because of political interests.

Since we cannot predict the date of the starting of the construction of our school and due to the innumerable and urgent needs in our communities waiting to be served, we decided (with your consent) to close this project and take advantage of the available funds (raised thanks to your generosity) to develop another project that will positively impact the children in need of our communities too. Specifically we are planning to use the funds in an art project, which you will have all the details timely.

Please feel free to contact GlobalGiving directly in case of having any objections on the use of your donations in a
different project.

If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to respond as best we can.

Thank you very much for your patronage and understanding.

Mar 28, 2013

SOLVING DILIGENCE PROCESS

Dear Donors: 

With the aim to keep you updated on our progress, hereby we inform to you that our foundation still is involved in the diligence process.

Specifically we are engaged in the following:

• We still are waiting for the City Hall approval of the design and budget
of the school.

We still are waiting for the land use permission from the
aforementioned institution.

We are making our best efforts to solve the situations with the local municipality that have affected the issue of the
appropriate permissions, so it has unfortunately delayed the beginning of the construction of  our school.

In the upcoming months, we plan to keep you updated! If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact to us and we will try to answer as best we can.

Thank you very much again for your generosity

Dec 27, 2012

DILIGENCE PROCESS CONTINUES

Dear Sirs:

 With the aim to keep you updated on our progress, hereby we inform to you that our foundation still is involved in the diligence process.

Specifically we are engaged in the following:

 • We still are waiting for the City Hall approval of the design and budget of the school

 • We still are waiting for the land use permission from the aforementioned institution.

 The delay in the beginning of the construction is due to the state bureaucracy, meanwhile we are taking advantage of this time-out to review and update the budget of the project.

In the upcoming months, we plan to keep you updated! If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact to us and we will try to answer as best we can.  

Thank you very much again for your generosity

Sep 24, 2012

Diligence Process

In order to keep you updated on our progress, hereby we inform that our foundation is involved in the diligence process.

Specifically we are engaged in the following:

  • Design of the school is ready
  • We submitted the design and budget of the school for approval to the City Hall
  • Also we requested the land use permit to the aforementioned institution

 At this moment we are waiting for the No Objection document from the local authorities to begin the construction of the school.

In the upcoming months, we plan to keep you updated! If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact to us and we will try to answer as soon as possible.   

Thank you again for your generosity

Jun 22, 2012

The Beginning: Clearing the Site and Preparing Designs

A view of the current site, from the front.
A view of the current site, from the front.

Firstly, we would to start our project report by saying thank you again, to those of you who donated generously and selflessly. As you know, your money will be directly benefiting 320 children in need, through the construction of a new elementary school. This and all the reports to follow will update you periodically on our progress and your donation money at work here in the Dominican Republic.

As you can see from our photos, we are in the initial stages of construction. Specifically, we are engaged in the following:

  • Creating a geographical study of the area.
  • Drawing up designs for the following: the sanitation system, electricity system and the building structures themselves.
  • Clearing the vegetation (80% completed) and leveling the site's topography (80% completed).

 In the upcoming months, we plan to keep you updated! If you have any comments, advice or questions, please feel free to direct them our way and we will try to answer them as best we can. Thanks again for your patronage!

Some excavating and topography changes.
Some excavating and topography changes.
This was the uncleared site before we began!
This was the uncleared site before we began!
Another view of the site, from the back.
Another view of the site, from the back.
A temporary area to house construction tools.
A temporary area to house construction tools.

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Organization

Fundacion PUNTACANA

Santo Domingo, no applicable, Dominican Republic
http://www.puntacana.com

Project Leader

Paul Beswick

Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

Where is this project located?

Map of NEW SCHOOL IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC FOR 320 CHILDREN