Santo Domingo East

Santo Domingo | Dominican Republic

Known to locals as “Jesus in the Children School,” the Santo Domingo East school is a center of love and attention for over 200 kids. Our basic education program offers quality academic instruction through 5th grade, and our after-school sports program has grown to serve more than 80 boys and girls. read more »

SDE 4th gr Humberto teacher Chantelle

The Face of Hope at Santo Domingo East

Lucas* was brought to our school because he faced difficult circumstances at home. His single mother was forced to leave Venezuela due to political persecution and is trying to survive as a refugee in Dominican Republic. She works long hours trying to provide for her family’s needs, often leaving Lucas with friends or neighbors so he won’t be alone while she’s gone. It’s been a blessing for him to be part of our school, where he is receiving a solid, Christ-centered education, healthy food, and the attention he needs as he grows.

We are thrilled to watch as Lucas thrives at Santo Domingo East. He has fully embraced both academic learning and the lessons about Jesus. After a recent discipleship program, he went home and explained one of the lessons to a caregiver, or “tia.” He told her about how Christ died on the cross for each of us, and she became so interested that she asked to borrow his Bible so she could read more about it. In addition to growing in spiritual knowledge, Lucas enjoys playing on our school’s soccer team. We trust that God is at work in his life, and we are excited to see what’s in store for his future!

*Name changed to protect privacy

Partner with Santo Domingo East

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 Santo Domingo East


How Kids Alive Cares for the Children

Rescuing Children

  • Caring for orphans and children in family-style settings
  • Providing Christian caregivers
  • Addressing physical, spiritual, and emotional needs

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