Palo Blanco School

Jarabacoa | Dominican Republic

Our school in Palo Blanco is a refuge for over 280 children and a fountain of life in their community. Here, we offer vulnerable children a quality education that gives them a chance to break the cycle of poverty, and we have the privilege of introducing them to the Savior who loves them. The school and associated programs have grown steadily over the past 18 years, and we have expanded to add a sports ministry, counseling, high school discipleship programs, and university scholarships. read more »

Palo Blanco
Palo Blanco
Palo Blanco
Juan DR Palo Blanco

The Fruit of Hope at Palo Blanco School

Whether our ministry is filling tummies, strengthening families, or teaching classes, we know that every effort makes a difference. And sometimes we are surprised at the changes in a child. Juan* arrived one day at our new soccer program at Palo Blanco School, and we knew right away he was a troubled young man. His behavior was typically characterized by disobedience and disrespect, making it a challenge for our staff. But he kept showing up. Through playing with the other kids and patient leadership from the coaches, Juan began to learn discipline, obedience, and perseverance. He is now in 5th grade, and the values he has learned are increasingly reflected in his academics and social life. We praise God that these small seeds planted in a tender young heart are producing good fruit!

*name changed to protect privacy

Partner with Palo Blanco School

Site Partnership allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what Child Sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.

Life at Palo Blanco 

There are now 280 children who participate in our academic, spiritual, and vocational programs. A full Christian education is offered through 8th grade, and children who attend public school come in the afternoon to receive a healthy lunch and educational enrichment. From academics and vocational training to spiritual guidance, our staff is committed to supporting each child as they plan for life after our school.

How Kids Alive Cares for the Children

Rescuing Children

  • Addressing physical, spiritual, and emotional needs
  • Academic and vocational training
  • Providing a safe and secure place for children

Giving the Gift of Education

  • Meeting individualized academic needs
  • Providing educational guidance
  • Encouraging secondary education and vocational training

Strengthening Communities

  • Meeting community needs to build strong ties
  • Addressing health care and disease prevention
  • Creating micro-enterprise solutions for economic development