May you receive a cordial greeting. First of all we would like to thank you once more for supporting generously our project, it means a lot to our foundation and we really appreciate it.
From the beginning we have kept you informed about our actions, our energies have been focused on becoming this project a wonderful reality, for the benefit of 320 children with limited economic resources in our underserved communities who do not have access to education due to the shortage of basic schools in our zone.
Despite our best efforts to solve the unexpected situations with the local municipality, unfortunately the local authorities have not granted the land use permission yet, it is to say they have not authorized the construction of the school, apparently because of political interests.
Since we cannot predict the date of the starting of the construction of our school and due to the innumerable and urgent needs in our communities waiting to be served, we decided (with your consent) to close this project and take advantage of the available funds (raised thanks to your generosity) to develop another project that will positively impact the children in need of our communities too. Specifically we are planning to use the funds in an art project, which you will have all the details timely.
Please feel free to contact GlobalGiving directly in case of having any objections on the use of your donations in a different project.
If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will try to respond as best we can.
Thank you very much for your patronage and understanding.
With the aim to keep you updated on our progress, hereby we inform to you that our foundation still is involved in the diligence process.
Specifically we are engaged in the following:
• We still are waiting for the City Hall approval of the design and budget of the school.
• We still are waiting for the land use permission from the aforementioned institution.
We are making our best efforts to solve the situations with the local municipality that have affected the issue of the appropriate permissions, so it has unfortunately delayed the beginning of the construction of our school.
In the upcoming months, we plan to keep you updated! If you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to contact to us and we will try to answer as best we can.
Firstly, we would to start our project report by saying thank you again, to those of you who donated generously and selflessly. As you know, your money will be directly benefiting 320 children in need, through the construction of a new elementary school. This and all the reports to follow will update you periodically on our progress and your donation money at work here in the Dominican Republic.
As you can see from our photos, we are in the initial stages of construction. Specifically, we are engaged in the following:
Creating a geographical study of the area.
Drawing up designs for the following: the sanitation system, electricity system and the building structures themselves.
Clearing the vegetation (80% completed) and leveling the site's topography (80% completed).
In the upcoming months, we plan to keep you updated! If you have any comments, advice or questions, please feel free to direct them our way and we will try to answer them as best we can. Thanks again for your patronage!
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