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Mar 19, 2020

Great start

Inauguration ceremony
Inauguration ceremony

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. We are writing to express our deepest thanks for your donation, contributions from donors like you provide the financial and moral support needed to accomplish our mission of providing a quality health center to the disabled children of the deprived communities of the Punta Cana region 

We are very happy and proud to inform you that the Inauguration Ceremony of the  Center for Disabled Children (The only one in the eastern region of the DR) was held in the last December, with the attendance of Mrs. Candy de Medina (the First Lady of the DR), Mrs. Haydee Rainieri (Vice President of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana), Mr. Frank Rainieri (President of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana) , executives and representatives of Grupo Puntacana (parent company of our Foundation) community leaders, representatives of our partner entities, local authorities among other special invitees.  What an emotional moment !

In addition to the administrative and operational areas, the center offers the following services:

  • Evaluation and Diagnosis
  • Social work
  • Pediatrics and Psychiatry
  • Nursing Area
  • Physiatry and Nutrition
  • Speech therapy
  • Early Care Therapy
  • Behavioral Intervention Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Family therapy

 In recent months, we have been involved in the staff recruiting, personnel  training and equipping activities. In this regard, specialists from Akron Children’s Hospital taught a workshop on neuropsychology to the medical staff of the center in the last February.

In this first stage, the center is serving the disabled children (0-12 years old) with the basic needed equipment but there are still many needs to meet in terms of equipment (audiovisual , electroencephalography, more desktop computers, others), staff training and supplies. We look forward to a continuing partnership with you.

 Please see the pictures attached.

We at Fundación Grupo Puntacana are continually inspired by the generosity of donors like you, who respond  the call to give to those most in need.

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.

There is no way to fully express our gratitude for your support. 

Best wishes,

Inauguration ceremony
Inauguration ceremony
Early care therapy
Early care therapy
Physical therapy
Physical therapy
waiting area
waiting area
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Workshop by Akron Children's Hospital
Mar 17, 2020

Strengthening alliances

Consultation at pediatric center
Consultation at pediatric center

Dear Donor, please receive a warm greeting. Thank you for your contribution, we are thrilled to have your support. Through your donation we have been able to serve quality health care services to thousands of children living in the underserved communities of the Punta Cana region. You truly make the difference for us, and we are extremely grateful!

In the last November representatives of Akron Children’s Hospital (an ally entity our Foundation) visited our pediatric center and had a productive work schedule along with the staff of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana and the personnel of the center.  One of the meetings was leaded by Mrs. Haydée Rainieri (Vice President of Fundación Grupo Puntacana) and Mrs. Grace Wakulchikm (President of Akron Children’s Hospital).

The main objective of their visit was to weigh up the achievements and the new opportunities for collaboration through our inter-institutional alliance (training and internship programs, others) in order to continue contributing to the well-being of children residing in the most disadvantaged communities

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

As time goes by, the number of child patients (0-15 year old) belonging to families with limited economic resources increases, meeting the growing demand while maintaining the quality of the medical service is a challenge.

Relevant monthly statistics: More than 1,000 children vaccinated , more than 1, 800 children served in emergency unit, more than 2,000 children served in the out patients consultations  

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)

 Please see the three pictures 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,  

 

Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Meeting Akron Children's-Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
Mar 16, 2020

Promoting even more the co-curricular activities

Environmental Film Festival
Environmental Film Festival

Dear donor, please receive our heartiest greeting.  Without a doubt, your contribution to this project plays a key role in helping to achieve the dreams of the young people living in the vulnerable communities of the tourist destination of Punta Cana.

We remain focused on providing them better life opportunities, to the students and all of the members of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School in the community of Veron, through the improvement of this educational center.

Your support has made a great difference in this process !.

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

  • In last November 22 students attended the exhibition of the film “Albatross” at the Puntacana Village, as part of the Environmental Film Festival sponsored by Funglode and Fundacion Grupo Puntacana. Please see the attached picture
  • In last November 26 students participated in a trip to Pico Duarte (the highest pick in the DR), coordinated by Fundacion Grupo Puntacana and Fundacion Siempre Mas. This type of excursion fosters discipline, self-esteem, determination and love for nature.  Please see the attached picture
  • Chef Massimo Botura, one of the main icons of the gastronomy visited the school in the last November, we will never forget his energy and his inspiring words to the students.     Please see the attached picture
  • Mrs. Inka Mattila, Representative in the DR of the United Nations Development Program, visited the school and greatly valued its achievements.     Please see the attached picture
  • In the last January, the Roger Williams University taught a Photojournalism Workshop, in  which 40 students learned the best practices in this professional field.  Please see the attached picture
  • With great pride and joy, the National Independence Day was celebrated on the last February 27. The students performed dances, songs and acting.    Please see the attached picture
  • In the last February 28, the Minister of Education of the DR Mr. Antonio Peña Mirabal visited the school. He and the executives of Fundacion Grupo Puntacana explored the possibilities of new agreements and alliances that positively impact the school .   Please see the attached picture
  • In the last March 6, 25 students visited the Centro Leon (a cultural center) in Santiago city to enjoy the exhibition “Ser Oscar de la Renta” (Being Oscar de la Renta) a majestic and beautiful homage to his extraordinary legacy. Please see the attached picture

 We are currently planning to roof 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 !

Trip to Pico Duarte
Trip to Pico Duarte
Visit of Massimo Botura
Visit of Massimo Botura
Visit of UN Representative
Visit of UN Representative
Photo journalism workshop
Photo journalism workshop
Celebrating Independence Day
Celebrating Independence Day
Visit of the Minister of Education
Visit of the Minister of Education
Visit to Centro Leon
Visit to Centro Leon
 
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