Jul 17, 2020

Times of pandemic

Greetings Dear Donor.  Thank you very much for trusting our social initiative. This and all the reports to follow will update you on our progress and how your donation is been used in this project located at the underserved community of Verón, Dominican Republic.

Your contribution will make a real difference in the lives of the underserved people who could be at risk of blindness due to lack of timely ophthalmological care, especially those living at the eastern region of our country.  We hope to continue partnering with you !

We continue intensifying the fundraising aiming to finish the construction of the facilities and equipping of the clinic areas and the staffing as well, in order to start offering the outpatient consultations services in the first stage of the project.

 These are hard times, but better times will come ! 

The construction of the facilities is almost completed, the process was stopped due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the restrictive measures imposed by the Dominican government to stop its spread. It remains to finish part of the operating rooms and equipment in these and other areas.

Meanwhile, a part of the facilities is being used (temporarily) as a pandemic prevention center in La Altagracia province, as a way to collaborate with the health strategies of the Ministry of Public Health of the Dominican Republic.

Its completion is scheduled on January 2021 and the provision of the necessary medical equipment during the first quarter of 2021.

 We have planned the inauguration of the center on March 2021

 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.

  Again, thank you very much !

All the best,

Jul 15, 2020

Teaching and learning in times of pandemic

Distance learning
Distance learning

Dear donor, please accept our heartiest greeting.  Your social awareness led you to our project to enrich the lives of all the members of the school.

Your support demonstrate you are conscious about education is one of the factors that most influences the progress of people and communities. In addition to providing knowledge, education enriches human culture, spirit and values.

 These are hard times but “United we are Stronger”, better times will come !

 The suspension of face-to-face teaching in our country, due to the isolation measures imposed by the Government to counteract the spread of covid-19, gave way to the implementation of virtual education at the school, following the guidelines of the Ministry of Education. Students and teachers, through the Classroom platform (virtual classroom) continued the educational curriculum from their homes. This new modality (distance learning) has represented a great challenge to the educational community, but fortunately the subjects have been taught without interruption, thus ensuring that the development of the school year is not disrupted.  Please see the picture attached

 The technological training that we have been implementing in the school for years has played a key role in this process. Fortunately the students have laptops in their homes which had been provided a few months before by the Ministry of education, in recognition to the academic achievements of the school.

 The school successfully concluded the 2019-2020 school year. Nowadays the parents, students, teachers and the administrative staff are eagerly preparing the 2020-2021 school year, which will begin on August 24, 2020. There are new challenges to face (health protocols, adjustments to the schedules and physical spaces and calendar of activities etc) due to the “new normal”.  The registration and admissions process began in the first 15 days of June 2020 and will conclude in the first week of August 2020.

 We have postponed the plans of roofing the bleachers of the basketball / volleyball court and the launching of the first Science Fair as well. 

 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 !

Jul 14, 2020

Serving in times of pandemic

Patients waiting for vaccination services
Patients waiting for vaccination services

Dear donor, please accept our heartiest greeting.  Gifts from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to continue our mission of achieving quality and affordable pediatric care services for the children population in need, living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region  .

These are hard times but “United we are Stronger”, better times will come !

The isolation measures imposed by the Dominican Government to counteract the spread of covid-19, gave way to the temporary modification of the offer of the medical services.

Due to “new normal” there have been new challenges to face:

  • Health and safety protocols
  • Suspension of the calendar of activities  (meetings, trainings)

 During the quarantine period in the DR (which began in March 2020), the emergency service remained 24 hours-seven days, with an average of 15-20 patients treated daily. Outpatient consultations and laboratory services restarted on Monday, May 25, 2020. Pharmacy and ultrasound services are also currently available.

The schedule is from 8:00am to 4:00 pm, from Mondays to Fridays, except the 24-hour emergency area (every day, including weekends and holidays). About 40 patients a day are being treated in the outpatient consultation area, 50 patients a day in the vaccination area and about 30 patients a day in the emergency area.

 All the corresponding sanitary protocols have been complied with in order to take care of the health of the patients and the staff of the center.  

Please see the picture attached

 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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