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Back To School Uniform Countdown

As you know, at Dove Youth Development, we stand as a beacon of hope and love for 146 children between the ages of 6-18 living in the poorest neighborhoods of Puerto Plata. Thanks to your Sponsorship, Volunteering, and Donations we have already made a significant impact in the lives of these children and their families. With your continued support, every year we provide them with the following: 🎒 Educational and Developmental Programs 💚 Services focused on personal growth, health, and education 🌟 Opportunity to learn, laugh, and share positive experiences at Dove Youth Development 🛍️ Monthly food bags to support families and prevent child labor 👩‍🎓 School uniforms and supplies to ensure their continued education and alleviate financial burdens on their families Now, we need your support once again! If you haven’t been able to donate yet, please consider helping us fulfill our 2023-2024 uniform and school supply fundraiser goal to ensure these children can attend school with pride and confidence.

The statistics regarding education and poverty in the Dominican Republic are alarming. Many children are still out of school, and literacy rates are concerning. But together, we can rewrite these statistics and create a brighter future for these children. Here are some eye-opening statistics that show the urgency of this cause: 📊 In 2016, there were 215,431 children aged 5 to 17 out of school in the Dominican Republic. 📈 The country's poverty rate stands at 23%, limiting access to quality education for many. 📝 6% of the population in the Dominican Republic cannot read or write (National Institute of Statistics and Geography, 2019). 🏫 Around 18% of adults over the age of 25 have not completed primary education (UNESCO). 🚸 Gender disparities persist, with girls experiencing higher dropout rates than boys. By supporting Dove Youth Development, you are directly contributing to a brighter future for these children. You have helped us witness numerous success stories of children graduating from high school, pursuing higher education, and securing better job opportunities, like: Jodelka, Elian, Leonela, Jeandry, Leanny, Sara, and Dorka, just to name a few.

Let's come together once again and make a difference in the lives of these children who have so much potential, but need our help to unleash it. Your donation, no matter how big or small, can create a ripple effect of change that extends far beyond the present. 🙏 Join us in this journey of hope, empowerment, and transformation. Together, we can break the cycle of poverty through education. 🌟 With gratitude and love, The Dove Youth Development Family

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