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Dec 14, 2018

A school moving forward

Literature Workshop
Literature Workshop

Dear donor, may you receive a warm greeting.  We at the Grupo Puntacana Foundation want to express our appreciation for your generosity in support of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School.  

 Your generosity and commitment are making an immediate difference in the lives of hundreds of young people from vulnerable communities of the tourist destination of Punta Cana.

We are involved in the developing stages of our project.

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

  • Counting on the company ETC-Iberoamerica as supplier, we have started the second phase of the Microsoft certification program for the benefit of 30 third and fourth graders, who are being trained in Microsoft Office software
  • Three students performed on the last September at the “Fourth 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 a female Dominican poet
  • We have continued the implementation of the Voluntary Military Service program together with the Security Department of Grupo Puntacana and the Ministry of National Defense (it consists on training programs in human values directed to the students to turn them into men and women at the service of the country and its development) so that in the last Saturday the 4th graduation ceremony took place in which 40 students were graduated.  
  • 20 recent graduates are concluding a two-month internship at Grupo Puntacana company (in the areas of Hospitality, Infrastructure Maintenance, Human Resources, Laundry, Electricity and Water Supply, Purchasing) who were granted with the corresponding work benefits, in order to complement the technical skills training provided by the school through the direct contact with the work environment, which will influence their future profession and create job opportunities for them.
  • In the last November 6 students and 1 teacher participated in the event TEDx Santo Domingo 2018, which presented innovator speakers, exposing global trends with the ability to transform the present and the future

Please see the 6 pictures attached to this report 

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 !

Microsoft certification program
Microsoft certification program
Internship in Grupo Puntacana
Internship in Grupo Puntacana
Poetry Festival 2018
Poetry Festival 2018
TEDx Santo Domingo 2018
TEDx Santo Domingo 2018
Military Service Graduation
Military Service Graduation
Dec 12, 2018


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

We are able to serve medical care to thousands of children in need 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, emergency, laboratory and pharmacy services.

We are pleased to inform to you about the activities that took place during the last months:

  • Together with "Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine-Vcom” a telemedicine system was installed at the center in the last october, which will improve the health care services through the knowledge exchange with medical professionals from the USA, the discovery of different approaches to the medical cases and the new medical practices
  • We have enhanced , together with Akron Children's Hospital, the program to promote children's reading by increasing the book inventory, for the benefit of the more than 180 daily patients
  • With the presence of the First Lady of the country, Ms Cándida de Medina, Sirs Frank y Haydée Rainieri (President and Vice president of the Grupo Puntacana Foundation, respectively) among other special guests we held on December 10 the signing of the public-private collaboration agreement and the ground breaking for the construction of "Centro de la Diversidad Infantil Punta Cana", which is the unit that will serve children with disabilities. The entities members of the public- private alliance for the development of this project are: Grupo Puntacana Foundation, First Lady Office, Ministry of Health, National Directorage for the Health Care Services, Fundacion Frank y Haydée Rainieri  

Please see the 4 pictures attached to this report.

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

  • The construction of the unit to serve children with disabilities (diagnosis and treatment of autism, down syndrome, brain paralysis, learning difficulty,)
  • Missing medical equipment
  • Staff training programs
  • Periodic supply of medical supplies and medications.

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

Best wishes,

Oct 25, 2018


Dear Donor, may you receive our warmest greeting. We are so grateful for your support – you are making the vision of a kind world much more possible.

 Thank you for believing in the power of solidarity !

 We are delighted to inform you that the construction of the Ophthalmology Center, located at the community of Veron, is going very well.

 Please see the 2 pictures attached to this report.

 We hope to have the center functioning in the upcoming months, the next stage is about the conclusion of the construction, equipping, staffing and the acquisition of the medical materials necessary to ensure a high quality eye care to the thousands of individuals in need living in the eastern region of the Dominican Republic

 Truthfully, we could not do this without you

 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.

  Once again thank you very much for your support, we really appreciate it

 Best wishes

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