Margaret and Juan Andujar are Co-Directors of Santo Domingo North School. For the last ten years, they have developed and directed the school that now serves approximately 200 children.
What are your favorite things from work?
Being in contact with kids, watching them grow, develop, pray, and believe.
What were the biggest challenges last year?
Trying to continually help children from a distance is hard. We struggled to be in contact with some children and needed to have faith that God was in control even when we couldn’t see it.
Tell us about some of the progress you have seen.
One of our students was unmotivated to study no matter how hard we tried to help. However, during the pandemic and quarantine, we worked with his mother and she became more involved in his studies. The boy changed a lot during this time which brought us joy.
Have you seen other changes as a result of the pandemic?
All our teachers have learned to use laptops and internet applications which will help them beyond the pandemic.
What are some of the strengths of your school?
We provide a quality education that allows our students to achieve superior results in sharp contrast to public schools. Kids Alive is always concerned for its employees and orients them to glorify God along with the provision of quality education.
What do you hope for in 2021?
We would like to improve our education capacity. Longer-term, we want to continue to disciple children to become mature Christians. We would also like to have a quality English language skills development and a sports program to support evangelizing street kids.
How has Kids Alive helped you grow personally?
Kids Alive is a great place to serve God. We are well cared for and encouraged to care well for our own family too.
Do you have anything you want to say to your partners?
Thank you for your partnership, humility, companionship, and always being available to help our new programs.