Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic

by The Bienvenido Project (FUNFONAVI)
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
Offer Hope for 300 Youth in the Dominican Republic
La cena de noche buena was a blessing family union
La cena de noche buena was a blessing family union

Dear Donors and Supporters!

 With much love and appreciation, The Bienvenido Project ( FUFONAVI) would like to wish you a  healthy and prosperous New Year 2022!. On behalf of our dedicated volunteers, staff, USA coordinator and founder Veronica Taveras; we want to recognize and acknowledge everyone who contributed to our success. With the support of your ministry, your company, nonprofit organization and individual donations, we are keeping the Bienvenido Project alive!; by providing holistic care for over 300 impoverished Dominican and Haitian youth; in the areas of food, education, health care, advocating for the child's rights and safety, social and spiritual development. We are grateful and honored for your support.  Your heartfelt  contributions have made a profound difference in the lives of our children and the Bienvenido community.

 Now, it is time to share some of the great things you made possible during the last four months in 2021! During the last quarter in 2021, we served about 11,688 meals! averaging about 152 meals per day!! THANK YOU!

 In the month of December, Bienvenido Project organized and celebrated " LA NOCHE BUENA" A symbolic family holiday dinner in the Dominican Republic, where families gather, laugh and eat together. The Bienvenido’s community faces hardship and extreme poverty. It's very common for parents to not have the means to provide this holiday dinner for their children. The Bienvenido Project is committed to unite the families and create everlasting bond; creating family memories among the most vulnerable members of society. 

 " La noche Buena" brings the holiday spirit and happiness to our children and their families! This year, we distributed full boxes of food to 210 families for them to prepare the typical holiday dinner! in the boxes, we included; 10lb bag of rice, two cans of green peas, 2lbs of potatoes, 1lb of carrots, 2lb of pasta, 1 chicken, Dominican holiday bread, eggs, oil, spices, vegetables, corn, mayonnaise, raisins, fruits, apples, hand sanitizer and holiday candy! This dinner provided love, unity and happiness in the Bienbenido's community. Your donations made this possible, and we can't thank you enough!

In November, Glassing International, collaborated with Bienvenido Project, to educate more than 100 mothers about the importance and impact of lactating. The workshop created awareness among the young mothers and got them present to the benefits lactating could have in the health and wellness of their babies.

In October- a month for GRADUATION AND CELEBRATION in The Bievenido community! Our six ( 6) months literacy program supported eight ( 8) mothers, with the educational and technical skills necessary to help and encourage their children to persevere in their studies. As related early in the year, we know that parents who support their children's education, bring a sense of pride, confidence and connection to their families. With your support, we are committed to see a positive and lasting change in the future of our community. Today, the lives of Violeta, Guilenne P. , Auchena, Marioeltte, DeYuline and Guilene J.  --- and their children are being transformed! We thank The Frespon Foundation for the amazing support and success of our literacy program! CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!

In addition, we want to thank Mondales International for supporting Bienvenido Projects' nutritional program! More than 50 children got related and enjoyed a delicious nutritional and healthy breakfast! 

In September - we want to thank Glasswing International Foundation, for their collaboration by conducting  an educational workshop in technology. 50 youth participated in the tech workshop and more than 100 notebooks were distributed to all children in the program. Your generosity supported  the kick off of the new school year. 

We want to acknowledge Berenice Albright, who has generously shown her love, commitment and dedication to support the Bienvenido Project educational program dduring the last two years!                     In September 2021, Berenice hosted a virtual fundraising event with the support of ( Evan, Claribel, Marina Vonmarie, Ezheria, Georgy and Andrew) team work makes the dream work! Thank you for your coolaboration. We thank Reddit, an organization whose members blessed us with their generosity.  We are moved by everyone who participated in this virtual event and generously to support the education of 70 children in The Bienvenido Project!

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE MIRACLE THAT YOU ARE! We look forward to another year of partnership. We couldn't do it without you. 

Gracias por los alimentos de noche buena
Gracias por los alimentos de noche buena
The Lactating work shop made a difference for us
The Lactating work shop made a difference for us
Lactating will support our babies health!
Lactating will support our babies health!
The literacy program helped me to help my children
The literacy program helped me to help my children
We did it! thanks for believing in us for our kids
We did it! thanks for believing in us for our kids
Connecting and sharing a delicious breakfast!
Connecting and sharing a delicious breakfast!
Our staff and volunteers are the best!
Our staff and volunteers are the best!
We are family!
We are family!
Being focus during our literacy program!
Being focus during our literacy program!
Happy for our first notebooks to start school
Happy for our first notebooks to start school
We love each other!
We love each other!
School is fun!
School is fun!
Safe space, I'm happy
Safe space, I'm happy
Just being...
Just being...
Focus and thankful for my teacher!
Focus and thankful for my teacher!
We are grateful and thankful for your support!
We are grateful and thankful for your support!
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The Bienvenido Project Funfonavi and the Glasswing International Foundation delivered 20  water filters to a large number of families in the community of Bienvenido; they were also given a personal hygiene and filter maintenance talk.

In the month of July, we had a lot of rain in the Dominican Republic, due to Tropical Storm Elsa.

Meals served: 3,093, an average of 155 meals per day.

In August, together with Glasswing International, we taught 60 mothers how to make detergents (liquid soap for washing and washing, sanitizing, and softener for clothes).

Each woman received a kit with the products made and raw materials for the production of these products.

Meals served 4,285, an average of 205 per day.

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We wanted to thank the distinguished mothers of the project. Therefore, on Mother's Day, they were summoned, and we gave them a personalized mug from the institution, with their name and the insignia of BRAVE WOMAN.

We had the great opportunity to celebrate World Hygiene Day on May 5th, together with Fundación SANOFI, Enterogermina, and Fundación Glasswing International RD. The children were convened in compliance with the protocol of the Ministry of Public Health.

The children received Personal Hygiene Kits, which contained: Hand Gel, Bath Soap, Books, Watercolors and pencils for coloring, Pencils, Erasers, and Scissors. In the month of May, we served 4,120 meals, with an average of 206 dishes per day. In June, we served 4,065 meals with an average of 206 plates per day. For a total of 8,185 meals served in the months of May-June.

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First, we want to thank all of our supporters who are helping us reach new milestones as an organization. Your love allows us to move forward and face new challenges to support the community in Bienvenido.

We know that parents must support their children's education efforts if we want to see a positive and lasting change.

Do you know why many parents in Bienvenido can't support the educational journey of their child? Some of them have never been to school. They don't know how to read or write.

We wanted to change that.

We saw the need for literacy in the community, and we started to plan a way to create an adult literacy program for Bienvenido. With the support of the Frespon Foundation, our staff was trained to understand the foundation of a successful literacy program.

Today, we can say we have more than 8 adults ready to increase their educational/technical skills and would now be able to support and encourage their children to persevere in their studies.

Do you see how much can be done when different organizations unite on an excellent purpose? Well, the story is not over yet!

For World Hygiene Day, we got the chance to celebrate with Glasswing International RD Foundation. We want our children to know that we can have a better future if we take care of ourselves. After following all health protocols, we called the children from our community to provide them with cleaning and personal hygiene kits. Each kit contained: Shampoo, Mouthwash, Soaps, and Conditioner.

We delivered approximately 200 kits and educated our community about the benefits of practising self-care through hygiene.

We are doing more, and we are doing it better for the sake of the Bienvenido Community. Thank you for joining this mission to save children from poverty.

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The first few months of the new year have been a great challenge for The Bienvenido Project FUNFONAVI, our donors have been generous and our team has done very well.

 

  • We go to the kid's houses to help them with their homework.
  • Tutors teach children with Tablets to participate in their virtual classes.
  • The feeding program increased from 150 to 180 meals per day, which children take home-cooked.
  • A group of young people brought cakes, candies, and soda to the project's kids.
  • We have 2 new members in our volunteer's team.

 

Thanks to the GlobalGiving family, The Bienvenido Project FUNFONAVI keeps growing and serving our community... And we are going for more!

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The Bienvenido Project (FUNFONAVI)

Location: Bienvenido - Dominican Republic
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Twitter: @FUNFONAVI
Project Leader:
Laura Collazo
GREENWICH, CT United States
$189,177 raised of $225,000 goal
 
2,099 donations
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