IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED

by Fundacion Grupo Puntacana
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED
IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED

Dear donor, may you receive a warm greeting. Your contribution has played a key role in our success in helping deprived local youth achieve a brighter future by providing them access to good quality education.

We at the Grupo Puntacana Foundation are continually inspired by the dedication and generosity of donors like yourself who answer the call to give. 

We are involved in the developing stages of our project. The details are the following:   

  • Aiming to improve the operational efficiency, a modern multifunction printer has been installed in the administrative office (copying, printing and scanning). Also we are purchasing lockers to store the students' belongings in the classrooms.
  • In terms of improving facilities, we have finished the habilitation of the space under the stairs to store materials that are used in the crafts workshop
  • Thanks to our alliance with Siempre Más Foundation, 23 students and the sports teacher participated in an inspiring expedition to Pico Duarte (the highest peak in the Dominican Republic and all the Caribbean islands).   The expedition emerged as an initiative of Karim Mella, president of that foundation, he is the only Dominican who has climbed Mount Everest twice. The expeditioners were encouraged to contribute positively to the development of the country by receiving motivational talks (environmental conservation, national pride, discipline, leadership, personal achievements, among other topics).  

Please see the 3 pictures attached to this report

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

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

Thank you very much again for your support !

Best wishes

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Dear donor, may you receive a warm greeting. Because of you, we can keep helping young people living with economic deprivation. Donations from caring people like you enable us to build a better future for the students of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School.

Truthfully, we could not do this without you. We, and those we serve, sincerely appreciate your generosity.

We are involved in the developing stages of our project. The details are the following:

  • The staffing of the office that will host the Neo-RD Alliance project (mentioned in previous reports) has been delayed due to some bureaucracy matters, given that not only our partner Neo-RD Alliance/Educa is involved but the Ministry of Education of the DR as well.
  • Aiming to improve the operational efficiency, a modern peripheral sound system and an electronic door at the administrative office have been installed  
  • 13 recent graduates are concluding a two-month internship at Grupo Puntacana company (in the areas of Hospitality, Maintenance, Laundry and Water/Power Services) 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.
  •  Three students performed on the last September at the “Third 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.
  •  A few days ago we sponsored the participation of twenty first graders in the “Conciertos de la Villa”, a classical music event of high artistic quality which allows the assessing to the cultural and historical wealth of the Colonial City of Santo Domingo. Please see the pictures attached to this report In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project.

Please see the 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 !

 Best wishes !

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Dear donor, may you receive a warm greeting. We are more than happy to inform you that we continue tirelessly and enthusiastically working to achieve the goal of improving the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School in the community of Veron, in order to offer personal and professional development opportunities for their students.

You are definitively the catalysts of our project, your outstanding contribution has made the difference.

We are involved in the developing stages of our project. The details are the following:

  • The equipping and the staffing stages of the administrative offices and the office that will host the Neo-RD Alliance project (mentioned in previous reports) are going well. We hope to finish as soon as possible with the collaboration of our partner Neo-RD Alliance/Educa.
  • On the last June we held the 12th graduation ceremony, in which 64 students were graduated. To date 786 young people belonging to low-income families have graduated (high school plus technical skills). Please see the pictures attached.
  • The first stage of the Voluntary Military Service program concluded successfully(together with the Security Department of Grupo Puntacana and the Ministry of National Defense), this program is going to be continued in the upcoming school year. Please see the picture attached
  • We are taking advantage of the summer vacation to elaborate the calendar of the training activities for the teachers and the co-curricular activities for the students, among others. After an evaluation of our technicians, we are starting the maintenance labors of the facilities ( indoor and outdoor painting, land scape, electrical installations, lighting, bathrooms repairing, among others) and the purchase of some new furniture. Please see the picture attached of some of the new school chairs

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 once again for your support !

 Best wishes !

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Dear donor, may you receive a warm greeting. We continue focused on getting better life conditions for 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 the difference in this process !.

We are still involved in the developing stages of our project.

We are glad to share with you the facts of our project in the last months:

The details are the following:

  • The equipping stage of the administrative offices and the office that will host the Neo-RD Alliance project (mentioned in previous reports) has begun. Please see the pictures attached. We hope to finish as soon as possible with the collaboration of our partner Neo-RD Alliance/Educa. Please see the picture attached.
  • We are currently enhancing even more the facilities. The Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic donated a set of modern equipment (valued at RD$ 3 millions) for the chemistry, physics and biology lessons, as a way to recognize the good performance of the school. In that sense, we are adapting a space (laboratory) to accommodate the equipment and initiating a training program to the personnel responsible for teaching these subjects, in order to take advantage of this donation in the best possible way. Please see the picture attached
  • The school hosted a “Talk on Hispanic Literature” by the renowned Professor Santiago Garcia-Castañón and a Cultural Exchange event together with the Samford’s School of the Arts. Please the pictures attached
  • Also we began the Voluntary Military Service program together with the Security Department of Grupo Puntacana and the Ministry of National Defense,  it consist 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. 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 once again for your support !

 Best wishes !

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Dear donors, may you receive a warm greeting. Your social awareness led you to our project to improve the lives of the members of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School.

Your outstanding contribution demonstrate that 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.

It is rewarding to know that all of us envision the future in the same way !.

We are glad to share with you the facts of our project in the last months:

The details are the following:

  • The expansion of the administrative offices and the construction of the office that will host the Neo-RD Alliance project (mentioned in previous reports) have been finished. Please see the pictures attached. We hope to equip these areas as soon as possible.
  • We continue with the donation of school supplies, in this regard we replaced the 8 old blackboards with a more versatile and durable ones, suitables to the new teaching methodologies. Please see the picture of the giving of the donation to the Father Toro (The Principal).
  • English Language Program: All the students are receiving at least 4 hours of classes a week, they continue developing special projects assigned by the teacher (talks and presentations on a variety of topics, fairs etc.) to put into practice the vocabulary already learned. We are very enthusiastic with the fact that the Class 2016-2017 will be fluent in English.   Please see the pictures 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 answer as best we can.

 Thank you very much once again for your support !

 Best wishes !

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Fundacion Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
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Project Leader:
Paul Beswick
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

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