Our Santo Domingo North School and Care Center, known locally as MIANCERG, serves over 200 impoverished youth in an isolated community in the capital city. The dedicated staff diligently teach about God and His love while offering a basic academic program. In addition to education, children receive holistic care that includes spiritual encouragement, medical and dental care, and nutritional support. read more »
Tommy*, like most of the kids we serve in Santo Domingo, comes from a very poor family. He lives with his mother and siblings, and his mother works long hours in a restaurant, trying desperately to provide for her children. Because she is often gone, the children are frequently left alone. As a young child, Tommy began hanging out in the streets of the barrio, not attending school, and severely neglected. The neglect also left him at risk for danger in the streets. When we became aware of his situation, we invited him to join our program.
He is now in 4th grade where he receives loving attention, counseling for anger issues, and a daily nutritious meal. Not only have his behavior and demeanor improved dramatically, but he now has a sense of joy and hope for the future. And while the situation in his home is still hard, we have witnessed improvements over the years. What a privilege for us to share God’s love to kids like Tommy, offering him resources that give him a chance to succeed.
*name changed to protect privacy
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.