Orphaned children in the Dominican Republic face critical challenges ranging from malnutrition, homelessness and of lack of access to education. Due to Dominican Republic’s limited governmental funds, orphanages become the only opportunity to better a child’s life.
ORFANATO NIÑOS DE CRISTO | La Romana, Dominican Republic
Grand Opening: April 2014
Orfanato Niños de Cristo was Maestro Cares Foundation’s (MCF) first project. The orphanage was originally opened in 1993 but faced dire circumstances with overcrowding and a lack of resources. In 2012, MCF addressed this issue and constructed a state of the art complex that comprises of dormitories, classrooms, a dining hall, health clinic and recreational facilities. This orphanage would become the first all-male orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic. This project is home to 47 orphaned, abandoned or previously abused boys from 10 months to 18 years old. Maestro Cares Foundation continues to support the center, its education programs, staff, therapists, recreational programs and operational expenses.
Orfanato Niños de Cristo
Orfanato Niños de Cristo is dedicated to improving the lives of the children, focusing on education, health and housing, as most of the children spend their entire childhood and young life in the orphanage.
“They have fully supported us. They built a new home for us. We now have dormitories and beds for everyone, enough bathrooms, a kitchen, a dining room, a room to do homework, music, computers, a library, a baseball field and basketball court. We have enough space now and everyone is very happy.”
– Jorge, Resident at Orfanato Niños de Cristo
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