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Dec 9, 2019

Boosting the fundraising

Greetings Dear Donor. Your support means a lot to us, we at the Fundación Grupo Puntacana can’t tell you how much we appreciate it.   

Your contribution will make a great change in the lives of the underserved people  who could be at risk of blindness due to lack of timely ophthalmological care, especially those who live in the vulnerable communities at the eastern region of the Dominican Republic

We are currently intensifying the fundraising aiming to finish the construction of the  clinic areas on the first half of 2020, in order to start offering the outpatient consultations services in the first stage of the project.

We hope to offer surgical services in the second stage of the project, the surgical  equipment needs to be placed anyway even if only the clinical area is finished.

Parallel to these actions, we are making efforts to reach a collaboration agreement with the Dominican government to put the center into operation with local human resources, of which some would be provided by the goverment.   

Likewise, we are making the customs arrangements to get the taxes exemption on the importation of the equipment.

 We hope to open the center in the second quarter of 2020, as soon as it has the equipment, furniture, medical materials and staffing needed to ensure high quality ophthalmological services.

 We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can.

We are together in this and we hope that it will remain so , your support  help make our project possible

  Again, thank you very much !

All the best,

Nov 18, 2019

Increasing demand for medical services

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We at the Grupo Puntacana Foundation truly appreciate your contribution.

We are able to serve quality health care services to thousands of children living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region because of supporters like you.

We are grateful that so many generous souls are supporting our cause. Thank you for helping us save precious lives.

Nowadays the clinic continues offering health prevention programs, outpatient consultations, dental care, vaccination, ambulance, emergency, laboratory, nutrition program, pharmacy services, x ray services, training program.

As time goes by, the number of child patients (0-15 years old) belonging to families with limited economic resources increases, meeting the growing demand while maintaining the quality of the medical service is a challenge. The commitment and dedication of the staff, the implementation of the COPE project (Oriented Client, Efficient Provider), so far has made it possible.

 There are still many needs to meet; we hope that you will continue to partner with us in our commitment to make it:

  • Missing medical equipment and furniture ( diagnostic sets consisting of ophthalmoscope y otoscope,  pediatric sphygmomanometers, among others)
  • Periodic staff training programs
  • Periodic supply of medical supplies and medications (This is essential taking into account the increase in demand)

 Relevant monthly statistics: More than 900 children vaccinated , more than 1, 700 children served in emergency unit, more than 1,600 children served in the out patients consultations  

 Please see the picture attached.

We will keep you informed about the progress of the project. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will answer as best we can. 

Thank you very much again for your outstanding support

All the best,  

Nov 18, 2019

Celebrating the 15th anniversary

Dear donor, please receive a warm greeting.  We would like to start our report by expressing to you our sincere gratitude. Your donation is making a huge difference in the vulnerable communities of the Punta Cana destination  through the improvement of the educational quality of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School

This and all the reports to follow will update you periodically on our progress and how your donation work in the community of Veron, eastern region of the  Dominican Republic.

 We are delighted to inform to you about the recent achievements:     

  •      We have continued the implementation of the Microsoft Certification Program for the benefit of 54 students (in this stage) , they are being trained in Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word and Powerpoint).  
  •       In the last August took place the closing ceremony of the internship program “All on Board” at the AVIAM company (airport ramp, on board service) and the CCS company (Caribbean Catering Service), located at the Punta Cana International Airport .   The program was sponsored by the aforementioned companies, the Punta Cana International Airport and the Grupo Puntacana Foundation. 3 of the 12 participating students were rewarded for their high performance. Please see the attached pictures   
  •       Three female students performed on the last September at the “Fifth Punta Cana Poetry Festival” (at Puntacana Village), reciting their own poems. Also forty students participated in a “Literary Workshop” at the facilities of the school, which was taught by two Dominican poets. Please see the attached pictures 
  •       In the last October we celebrated the 15th anniversary of the school, it was a very happy and emotional occasion. Please see the attached pictures 
  •       10 recent graduates concluded in the last October a two-month internship at Grupo Puntacana company (in the areas of Hospitality, Vehicles Fleet Maintenance, Human Resources, Industrial Laundry, Finance, Technology, Electricity and Water Supply, Purchasing) in order to complement the technical skills training provided by the school through the direct contact with the work environment.  Please see the attached picture.

 In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project.

If you have any comment, advice or question, please let us know and we will respond as best we can.

 Thank you very much again for your support, we really appreciate it ! 

Best wishes !

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