IMPROVE SCHOOL FOR 700 DOMINICAN STUDENTS IN NEED

by Fundacion PUNTACANA

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 !

Dear donors, may you receive our warmest greeting. We continue working tirelessly in order to accomplish our goal to get a better future for the students of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School in the community of Veron.

Your support has been a key piece in this process !.

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

  • The preparation of the courtyard for the practice of golf, football and athletics has begun. Please see two pictures attached.
  •  Also we are working on a collaboration agreement with a renowned national institution, which will allow us to enhance the scope of the technical training programs and promote the employability of the young graduates, thus meeting the needs of our tourist zone in terms of personnel. This project will have its own office at our school.
  •  The new English Program continues going very well, the students has improved greatly their English language skills. Please see one pictured attached. 

 In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the evolution of our project, we remain at your disposal for any information you might need.

 Thank you very much once again for your generosity and for trusting our project

 Best wishes !!

Dear donors, may you receive our warmest greeting. We are more enthusiastic than ever with our mission of getting a better and brighter future for the students of the Ann & Ted Kheel Polytechnic School in the community of Veron.

It is really encouraging and rewarding to have your support !.

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

  • The preparation of the courtyard for the practice of golf, football and athletics will begin in the upcoming days given that the logistical aspects have been finally defined.
  • We are making our best efforts to seek a Consultant that will help us with the Improvements to the Educational Methodologies Program. We will continue evaluating proposals until we find one that suits our needs and requirements in terms of cost and efectiveness.  
  • The new English Program is going very well, the progress of our students is remarkable. 
  • We have fisnished the reinforcement of the side fences, the remodelation of the parking lot (by placing new concrete tire stoppers) and the painting of the movable classrooms, where some of the technical trainings take place.

 Please see three pictures attached. 

In the upcoming months we will keep you updated on the evolution of our project, we remain at your disposal for any information you might need.

 Thank you very much once again for your generosity.

 Best wishes !!

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Organization Information

Fundacion PUNTACANA

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