The Gift of Education in the Dominican Republic
About this Mission Project
Save Our Students (SOS) is a program in the Dominican Republic aimed at assisting students who want to receive a public education. Too often, scholarship money only helps students in private schools.
Public school students are required to wear uniforms. Parents that work in the sugar cane fields (bateys) earn $11–$12 per day. Uniforms are a luxury. This project will provide a shirt, pants or a skirt, shoes and socks.
This project will help 50 children in elementary and secondary grades, along with 25 college students, to get an education that will give them a chance at brighter future and create new economic opportunities for them and their families.
A gift of $110 will provide a school uniform along with a back pack and basic school supplies for one student in elementary or secondary school. $165 will help a college student.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $9,625 to purchase uniforms, school supplies, a back pack and shoes for 50 children in elementary and secondary grades, plus 25 college students. This project will be managed by IM missionary Madeline Flores.
It is anticipated that, by giving these students an education, it will improve the lives of many local families by giving them a better future.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with IM missionary Madeline Flores and her partners in the Dominican Republic that a more accessible education can reach the poorest and those in need.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- Donate by check. Write Save Our Students in Dominican Republic on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
These are some of the students in the Chito Gomez School at Batey San Jose. By getting an education, these children will be better prepared to get jobs outside of the sugar cane fields. This will help them break the cycle of poverty.