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Closed "Los Niños de L. y M.", give children a chance

Las Terrenas, Dominican Republic

Great news! We are proud to announce the graduation of 17 students!

D. Matthesius
D. Matthesius wrote on 31-07-2012

We have great news - 17 of our students have passed their exit exams and have been accepted to Nuevo Despertar, the best private high school in the region!  This nearly 90% success rate further demonstrates the hard work put forth by our teachers, volunteers, and most importantly our amazing students.  It also shows that your support is truly making a difference in the lives of some very special children. As excited as we are about our 17 graduates, we refuse to consider the two who did not make is as failing.  When they came to us, these students could not read or write, had no documentation (such as birth certificates), and in many instances did not know their own last names.  Over the years, our students, regardless of whether their final level of achievement, have worked to improve their lives.  We are proud of each and every student that has come through our program. Our level of commitment to our students and the children of Las Terrenas will not diminish.  Los Ninos will pay for the tuition of each student at Nuevo Despertar, as well as provide after school tutoring and lunch for our graduates.  At the same time, we will accept a new cohort of 10 students to start first grade in the fall. We have nearly reached our sponsorship goals.  $80 per student per month pays for it all - and together with our current generous donors already pledging, we humbly ask you to consider a monthly sponsorship of $20, $40, or whatever you can afford so that we may continue our promise to the students to take them as far as their dreams allow. We also take a moment to sincerely thank you all for making this achievement possible.  We are truly changing destinies!

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