IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED

by FundaciĆ³n Grupo Puntacana
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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 !

Dear donors, may you receive our warmest greeting. It is with great satisfaction that we share with you this report about the actions and the achievements of our project in the last months, thanks to generous and committed donors like you.  Your support and trustfulness in this project mean a lot to us.

We continue working tirelessly in order to get a better life conditions for all the members of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School in the underserved community of Verón, through the improvement of this educational center.

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

  • As you know we have a collaboration agreement with the renowned national institution named Educa (Business Action for Education),for the developing of the program “Quisqueya cree en Ti” (*Quisqueya trust you). At this moment we are focused in the architectural design and the budget related to the construction of the office that will host it. The program (training to the teachers included) aims to promote actions that foment the equal participation of youth of both genders in the field of education and their inclusion in the labour market.
  • We have painted all the facilities of the school.
  • We also purchased two projectors (speakers included) for the presentations at the classrooms, three air conditioning systems for the administrative offices and another moveable warehouse (trailer style).  Windows and upstairs will be added to the new warehouse.
  • In last August all the teachers of the school participated in a training workshop, which was taught by the specialists from an organization named “Didáctica”. This workshop, sponsored by the Puntacana Foundation, promotes the reflection of teaching practice to improve learning through the effective planning and the appropriate and innovative strategies that can be implemented in the classrooms.
  • In last September we held the tenth graduation ceremony. This class had 14 graduates among the top students in all of the Dominican Republic, one of them was within 5% of the best high school graders of our country.
  • The students are enjoying more than ever the sport activities (amateur golf, football and athletics) at the prepared courtyard of the school.  
  • A couple of weeks ago we carried out a dental program at the school for five days, together with an organization named ‘’Clínica Odontológica Sonrisas”. 261 patients (teachers, students, staff) received dental care free of charges. .
  • The expansion and remodeling labors of the administrative office and the basketball / volleyball court would begin shortly.  

Please see the 11 pictures attached to this report

 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 !

*Note: Quisqueya was the name given to our country by our primitive indigenous inhabitants  

Dear donors, may you receive our warmest greeting. We continue focused on our objective of 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 involved in the developing stages of our project. The details are the following:

  • We already have a collaboration agreement with the renowned national institution named Educa (Business Action for Education), therefore we will be developing the first stage of the program “Quisqueya cree en Ti” (*Quisqueya trust you) in the upcoming months in order to promote actions that foment the equal participation of youth of both genders in the field of education and their inclusion in the labour market.
  • We are painting all the facilities of the school as well as purchasing two projectors (speakers included) for the presentations at the classrooms, three air conditioning systems for the administrative offices and another moveable warehouse.

*Note: Quisqueya was the name given to our country by our primitive indigenous inhabitants

  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 !

 All the best !

 

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FundaciĆ³n 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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