IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED

by Fundación Grupo Puntacana

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 !

Dear donors, may you receive our warmest greeting and deepest gratitude. The generous contribution of individuals like you helps us continue in our mission to improve the life conditions of the members of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School and to help them to build a better future.

We are delighted 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) has already begun and going very well. Please see the one picture attached.
  • As part of our co-curricular activities program a Theater Workshop is taking place at the school along this month, it benefit the students in terms of: Self confidence, improving the physical and oral expression, self-knowledge, self-esteem, concentration, disinhibition, body control, relaxation and increased creativity, among others. On the other hand, two students performed on the last September at the Punta Cana Poetry Festival (at Puntacana Village), reciting their own poems, and a group of twenty students participated in the Artistic Expression Workshop and enjoyed a Photography Exhibition at the Puntacana Art Gallery, as part of the aforementioned festival. Please see the three pictures attached.
  • Also we held on last August an Assertive Communication Skills Workshop with the participation of the teachers and the administrative staff of the school, aiming to give them the tools to express their ideas and feelings in an honest and positive way in order to improve their performance and interpersonal relationships. Please see the one picture attached.

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project, we remain at your disposal for any information you might need. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will try to answer as best we can.

 Thank you very much once again for your support !

 Best wishes !

Dear donors, may you receive our warmest greeting. Thank you for your support, it means the world to us!.

You are making a real difference in the lives of the students we serve at the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School in the vulnerable community of Verón, because education can put them on a path towards employment and empowerment and it can help to build a more prosperous community.    

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

The details are the following:

  • On the last June we held the 11th graduation ceremony, in which 66 students were graduated. To date 722 young people from low-income families have graduated from high school, plus technical skills. Please see 3 pictures attached.
  • The expansion of the administrative offices and the construction of the office that will host the Neo-RD Alliance project (mentioned in previous reports) will begin in the upcoming days, we have already begun the purchasing of the construction materials.
  • 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 all facilities (roof sealing, indoor painting, land scape, electrical installations, lighting, bathrooms repairing and so on)

 In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project, we remain at your disposal for any information you might need. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will try to answer as best we can.

 Thank you very much once again for your support !

 Best wishes !

Dear donors, may you receive our warmest greeting. We are so lucky to have you as a donor.

Thank you for investing in our project, your generosity and commitment is what enables us to continue making the difference in the life of all the members of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School in the underserved community of Verón.

We are more than happy to share with you the achievements of our project in the last months:

The details are the following:

  • On the last February we sponsored the participation of twenty first level students in the “Conciertos de la Villa” project, 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 three pictures attached.
  • The remodelation of the basketball/volleyball court is already done. Please see two pictures attached. The expansion of the administrative offices and the area that will host the Neo-RD Alliance project (mentioned in previous reports) will begin in the upcoming days once we have the final quotation (last adjustments included) of the builder contractor.
  • We plan to enhance even more the facilities of the school and continuing to invest in the improvement of the English and the training programs, among others

 In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project, we remain at your disposal for any information you might need. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will try to answer as best we can.

 Thank you very much once again for your support !

 Best wishes !

Dear donors, may you receive our warmest greeting. We continue making our best efforts in order to get better life conditions for all the members of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School in the underserved community of Verón, together with generous and committed donors like you.

We are more than happy to share with you the achievements of our project in the last months:

The details are the following:

  • Our organization (i.e. our parent company, Grupo Puntacana ) has been recognized by the American Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (AMCHAM-DR), among the companies in this country with the best practices of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). We won the category "Initiatives that contribute to improve the opportunities and / or educational impact projects '' for its contributions to the education through the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic school at the community of Verón, this is the project that you are supporting ! .please see picture attached.
  • The remodeling labors of the basketball/volleyball court are going very well. Please see picture attached showing the new bleachers area. The expansion of the administrative offices will begin soon.
  • We held in last November, together with Fundacion Global Democracia y Desarrollo, the workshop "Recrearte", in which 30 students of the schoo lwere taught, while recyclable objects were transformed into art, on the three golden rules for good management of solid waste: Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. Please see picture attached.
  • On the last week all the staff of the school (teachers included) participated in a Neuro-linguistic Programming training , which was taught by the recognized Coach Licelotte Baigés. This was about the strategies to promote personal development, achieve more affinity with those around us to generate positive changes in their lives. Please see picture attached.

  In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the progress of our project, we remain at your disposal for any information you might need. If you have any comment, advice or question, please feel free to direct them to us and we will try to answer as best we can.

 Thank you very much once again for your generosity and outstanding support !

 Best wishes !

 

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Fundación Grupo Puntacana

Location: Santo Domingo, no applicable - Dominican Republic
Website: http:/​/​puntacana.org/​
Project Leader:
Paul Beswick
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Dominican Republic

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