Dear donor, may you receive a warm greeting. Without a doubt, your contribution to this project plays a key role in achieving the educational dreams of hundreds of young people from the vulnerable communities of the tourist destination of Punta Cana.
We remain 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 a great difference in this process !.
We are involved in the developing stages of our project.
We are delighted to inform to you about the recent achievements:
We have continued the implementation of the Voluntary Military Service program together with the Security Department of Grupo Puntacana company and the Ministry of National Defense (as we mentioned in the past, 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 June the 3rd graduation ceremony took place, in which 40 students were graduated.
In the last June we held the 13th graduation ceremony, in which 80 students were graduated. To date 866 young people belonging to low-income families have graduated (high school plus technical skills).
The school staff took 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 the technicians, the maintenance labors of the facilities were accomplished ( outdoor painting, land scape, among others).
5 students participated for a month in the summer internship ”Veranitos” at Grupo Puntacana company, it is a wonderful vocational program that supports the future generation of professionals on their way to success.
In the last August the Biology, Physics and Chemistry teacher participated for two days in the "Cientifica-Mente" training session in charge of the Vice-Presidency of the DR, in the capital city, which seeks to improve the skills of the teachers through the scientific thinking and experimentation.
Counting on the company ETC-Iberoamerica as supplier, we are preparing the next phase of the Microsoft certification program for the benefit of the students, so that we have already purchased the 2016 Microsoft Office software to be installed in the computer lab of the school.
29 students out of 55 who took part in the National Evaluation Program run by the Ministry of Education ranked among the best 10% of the country. One of them was within the best 2%. We are very proud about it !
Please see the 4 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 !
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