Dominican Republic

In the Dominican Republic, kids go to school for 12 years:

  • Primary (grades 1 to 6)
  • Lower secondary (grades 7 to 9)
  • Upper secondary (grades 10 to 12)

Las Hortencias de Yamasa.
Education Center for Children.

ABOUT YAMASA

We have secured ownership of the land (628.86 Square meters) and registering the property title at the local municipality.

Yamasá is a small, rural agricultural community 100 kilometres north of Santo Domingo. It is home to many impoverished Dominicans as well as Haitians whose families crossed the border looking for a better life in the sugar cane industry.

 
UBICACIÓN CATASTRAL:

Parcela No 40 Del D.C. No 6 Sección El Naranjo del Distrito municipal Mamá Tingó, Municipio Yamasa, Provincia Monte Plata. República Dominicana.

Education facilities in Dom. Republic

The school year begins in August and ends in June.

The Dominican constitution provides free public education for children up to the age of 14. The majority of sponsored children attend these schools. Although school is free, students are required to pay for all public primary and secondary supplies — a hardship for impoverished
families that struggle to pay even for food.

In the Caribbean nation of nearly 10 million people, the education system ranks among the worst in the world. The Dominican Republic struggles with low test scores, grade repetition and large dropout rates due to a number of factors:

  • overcrowded classrooms accommodating up to 70 children
  • shoddy facilities with poor sanitation
  • outdated curriculum
  • poorly trained teachers

Many sponsored children who want an education must bear the stifling heat in makeshift outdoor classrooms. Kids go to school in shifts, either from 8 a.m. to noon or 2 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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