What is DREAM 116?
2011 – 2016
In 2011, the dream of building a high school for impoverished children in the Dominican Republic was born. The first step forward came one year later with the purchase of a small one-acre parcel of land. Today, four land purchases and buildings later, Alta Vista High is a reality with a current enrollment of 160 students and the fulfillment of the dream is now within reach!
2017 & Beyond
DREAM 116 funds the construction of the final four classrooms on academic side of the campus that will enable a total projected enrollment of 250 students. The first graduating class walks in the summer of 2018!
Three Compelling Reasons for Your Support:
The most compelling reason is that there is not now, nor will there ever be, an opportunity for secondary education for these youths whose parents are too poor to afford daily transportation for their children to attend the small high school outside of their neighborhoods. Even if they could - there is no room!
The efforts and money we invest in these children at the elementary level will be squandered unless we can offer them an opportunity for secondary education. The children and their sponsors alike have high expectations that can never be realized without a high school diploma.
The Digital Divide
Youth in developing countries lag woefully behind their counterparts in the developed world in computer technology – making the challenge before them increasingly greater. Their parents too, need computing skills to increase employment opportunities and diversify their skills set.
For A Brighter Future!
PHASE 3 CONSTRUCTION: Phase 3 includes theater-style classrooms and walkways, and three adjoining classrooms with rest rooms. Projected cost: $116,000 US. Deadline: December 2018.