Classroom completion one more step to providing kids with hope

By May 17, 2011

Dominican Republic (MNN) — Kids Alive International is rejoicing over a classroom addition to a school in Dominican Republic. Forty more kids were able to enroll last week as a result.

The Constanza Care Center started as a school in a small, rented building. In 2004, land was purchased in Constanza by Kids Alive to allow for the expansion of this ministry. The Care Center consisted of morning and afternoon tutoring programs to more than 60 children. Now, 40 more children can be added to its numbers.

The roof for the new building went on in December, and the first classroom on the second floor was completed last week. Thanks to a generous donor, the second classroom will reach completion as well.

The Center plans to have five classrooms completed by the start of the next school year. Expansion goals include a plan eventually to reach more than 300 needy children in the community.

Children in the Dominican Republic are in desperate need of quality services like those found at the Constanza Care Center. Nearly half of the country survives on less than two dollars per day, and many children grow up to contract HIV/AIDS, to continue the cycle of poverty, or to be trafficked into prostitution.

Kids Alive provides Christ-centered education and other programs to bring hope to hundreds of children across the country. As kids put their trust in Christ, they are able to break cycles, habits and stereotypes, while pursuing a relationship with the One who made them.

You can get involved in the lives of these children. Click here to learn more.

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