In August it will be “back to school’ for children around the world. Unfortunately many
children who live in poverty do not have access to education. Of the 8 million people living
in the Dominican Republic one and a half million have had less than three years of
schooling. And although education is supposedly compulsory through sixth grade, thirteen
percent of children 6-11 years are not enrolled in school.
The Dominican Episcopal Church and The Sisters of the Transfiguration have created a
ministry to include education. Through the years the Sisters have expanded their ministry
from a feeding program for the malnourished to offer education from pre-school through
8th grade. The church however does not have resources to subsidize the schools so
students must pay tuition. The families of the children served by Centro Buen Pastor are
extremely poor. THEY NEED OUR HELP! You can make a difference in the life of a child.
Give them the gift of education which is one of the main ways to combat poverty. One
scholarship is $250.00, but any amount is a precious gift for a child in this school.
In years past our generous congregation and friends have given as many as 4 full
scholarships. We are asking for your help for any size donation, large or small. Education is
a wonderful blessing. Let us reach out together and make a difference in the lives of thes
children. And remember Fr. Al, whose ministry included so many children through the