In spite of recognition as one of the fastest growing economies in Latin America, the Dominican Republic still faces significant challenges stemming from inequality, with 35.8% of Dominicans living in poverty and another 7.9% living in extreme poverty,. Poverty and inequality continue to affect the lives of Dominicans, mainly children and adolescents living in marginal urban and rural poor areas of the country’s main provinces and the border area.
While there have been improvements in life expectancy, years of schooling, and GNI per capital, social spending in the Dominican Republic remains low when compared to the rest of the region; an average of 1.6 percent of GDP is set aside for health in comparison to a region’s 4.5 percent average.
Our work in the Dominican Republic
Since 2014, Glasswing Dominican Republic has maintained a presence in three public schools in Santo Domingo and Santiago de los Caballeros through the Samsung Smart School program, which focuses on enhancing education through the use of technology. Approximately 2,566 students attend the three schools, 2,055 of which attend after-school programs and volunteer activities. Programmatic work has recently expanded to reach three additional public schools through after-school programs through a partnership with Hanes Brand Inc., as well as the launch of English for Tomorrow, an intensive English-language and customer service program in two public schools.
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