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Selena

Selena has been sponsored by an amazing world-changer! Her sponsor has created Team Selena and given her a chance to break free from the cycle of poverty, starting a ripple effect for generations. With that support, the future looks bright for Selena!

 

13 years old 8/4/2005 Dominican Republic
About my house

Walls: Concrete block, Wood
Roof: Corrugated metal
Floor: Dirt
My bed: Beds
Water source: Neighbor's faucet
Electricity: Available

About the Dominican Republic

Kids growing up in poverty in the Dominican Republic face many grim issues, especially woefully inadequate health services, a high teen pregnancy rate, low quality schools, high unemployment for young adults and rampant crime.

That's why we focus on providing medical and dental care, educational assistance, youth programs to help kids understand the consequences of risky behaviors, and skills and training to help them stay in school and eventually find jobs.

See how our program works and why we focus on health, education, empowerment and employment. 

Learn more about our work in the Dominican Republic.

Kids growing up in poverty in the Dominican Republic face many grim issues, especially woefully inadequate health services, a high teen pregnancy rate, low-quality schools, high unemployment for young adults and rampant crime.

That's why we focus on providing medical and dental care, educational assistance, youth programs to help kids understand the consequences of risky behaviors, and skills and training to help them stay in school and eventually find jobs. 

Learn more about about the valuable programs your sponsorship makes happen in the Dominican Republic below.

 

How does child sponsorship work?

Your $36 monthly gift gives kids like Selena access to life-changing benefits, like:

  • medical care
  • educational support
  • life skills
  • job-training before graduation.

 

More about child sponsorship:

How your support helps kids in poverty

How your support helps teens in the Dominican Republic

A quick look at programs currently available for sponsored teens age 12 and over in the Dominican Republic.

Educated

Teens in the D.R. enrolled in secondary school receive school supplies.

 

Empowered

Teens can enroll in classes to learn how to think critically and creatively, become good citizens and manage money wisely.

 

Employed

Older youth can participate in our job training and placement program.

 

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