Helping Hands Unlimited believes that one of the best ways to improve living conditions in a community is to educate its children. A good education provides children with a lifelong benefit, and is a proven method for breaking the cycle of poverty that locks children into a seemingly hopeless life of unfulfilled dreams.
While the education our partner schools offers provides children with all the tools they need to succeed in life, as a Christian organization, we believe children need to learn more than the basics of reading, writing, and math. We want them to learn about Christ and His love for them. Therefore, in addition to providing an excellent education, all of our partner schools teach and model Christian values to each child.
Helping Hands Unlimited does not own any of these schools. They are all owned and operated by local Dominican organizations and boards. HHU is primarily involved in providing a student sponsorship program for each school. HHU has basic requirements but the primary qualifications are they need to meet the government requirements for schools and they need to share God’s love with their students while giving each student an excellent education. HHU does monitor the school’s financial reports and helps the schools with other needs, such as occasionally sending teams to help with their building and maintenance needs.
Here is a list of the schools we work with:
Ovidio Santil School in the Villa Consuelo neighborhood in Santo Domingo (Dom. Evangelical Church)
My Eternal Refuge School in the Villa Hermosa neighborhood of La Romana (independent)
The Light and Life School near the Colonial Zone in Santo Domingo (Evangelical Mennonite Church)
Emmanuel School and the Orville Fricke Vocational School in San Juan (Evangelical Mennonite Church)
Cecani School in Constanza
Cecaini School in Rio Grande