Dominican Republic | Mission Direct

Dominican Republic

Providing access to education for a brighter future

A very popular tourist destination, with white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Yet, many families here live in utter poverty. Education is vital to enable children here to lift themselves out of the poverty trap and we’ll be working to provide more facilities than enable children here to go to school.

 

Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.

Overview:

Building Project   /   Children's Work   /   Schools and Clinics   /   Suitable for all ages

Trip Dates

  • 24 Jul – 07 Aug 2020
  • 14 Aug – 28 Aug 2020
  • 23 Jul – 06 Aug 2021
  • 13 Aug – 27 Aug 2021
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The Projects

Sugar Cane was once the largest export industry in the DR and employed a large proportion of the population to work and harvest the fields. Communities of people were brought over from neighbouring Haiti to provide expertise and many rural villages were established to house both Haitians and Dominicans working in this area. When the industry crashed over night, thousands of people were left isolated in these villages without access to alternative employment or education for their children. For the last few years, we've partnered with Go MAD (Make A Difference) to support ongoing projects which aim to help these communities lift themselves out of poverty. We've helped to build community centres, homes, classrooms and school facilities and in 2020/2021 this work will continue. 

You'll be working within one of Go MAD's partnering villages to help local provide school facilities to ensure local children can access education - the key to breaking free from a future in poverty. 

 

Rest and Relaxation

As well as enjoying the beautiful white beaches and warm sea by your hotel – a visit to Rudy’s has something for everyone. From a walk through the beautiful garden filled with tropical fruits, to taking a lazy river boat ride; you’ll then end your visit with an amazing lunch prepared with ingredients from Rudy’s ecology garden.


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Country Information

Puerto Plata is in the north of the Dominican Republic

The time Zone is GMT -4 hours

The local language is Spanish

Up to 35°C from Mar-Oct

The Flight is approximately 9 hours.

The Impact So Far

The teams in Dominican Republic have been doing an incredible job.
Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...

120

families now have access to a clean waterline

4

village school classrooms built

70

Houses built

Trip Dates

Dominican Republic 2020 – Team 1

24 Jul - 07 Aug 2020

No spaces available

Dominican Republic 2020 – Team 2

14 Aug - 28 Aug 2020

£2,035

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Dominican Republic 2021 – Team 1

23 Jul - 06 Aug 2021

£2,035

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Dominican Republic 2021 – Team 2

13 Aug - 27 Aug 2021

£2,035

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You only have to give a £150 deposit to your trip contribution upfront.
The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

Orientation and Reunion days

Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

25 Apr 2020

Reunion Day

16 Nov 2019

14 Nov 2020

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