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    Quote Originally Posted by Russell View Post
    There are a multitude of variances that create a low standard of Education.
    Back in the late 40's I attended for a while a one room school with 14 students and 10 grades. The Teacher had Grade 11 ; and the Post War economy was worse than now in the RD.
    But, in the RD it is ''Education that fosters Education''. And that means beginning in the home , family planning. good nutrition,
    In my opinion Children go to school for three reasons 1. Those who want to be with their friends away from home;2 those who attend school because it is the law ;3 and those who really want to excel and become a professional or just better themselves.
    There is not a lot of encouragement when the home-life is in desperate and in poverty.
    There are the baseball and basketball champions that everyone knows about.
    Perhaps there should be a proliferation of successful stories of Scholars who have done really well and came from the barrios and el'campo.
    Let them be the ''Poster People'' for a change.
    I know of one case where a Dominican Boy went from a Grade 8 in Luperon to the same level in Canada... he did really well and is now about to graduate with honors. It wasn't the system as much as the encouragement from family and others.
    SO, how do we get the Dominican Kids up on the Global Scale ...... answer that and the problem is solved.
    Russell
    ...Start with the Government..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garyexpat View Post
    If I remember correctly didn't you volunteer to go help distribute food or something in Cambodia????? Do-gooder! HA outed! CristoRey wasn't ALWAYS such a cold hearted Bastard....
    Indeed I did. It's one of a handful of legitimate charitable organizations
    operating over there called C.H.O.I.C.E. based out of the Capital. Fantastic
    group of people who are well educated and well organized. Its a real shame
    they don't have a chapter down here in the DR.

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    Dominicans like lotteries; for that they will overspend.
    A Foundation can create a Lottery; even operate BINGO.

    There are many ways to raise funds ; use your imagination.
    Been there and done that several times.

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    Thank you for much great advise.......

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    Education is extremely important, followed by a shift in values/attitudes.
    There are two businesses, sharks really, which have always been prospering in this country: Bancas de Loterias and Churches.
    The first takes the poor people the little money they have.
    The second takes away their time - a lot of it - and some money on top.
    Any foundation which would pull people away from the two would gain my support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaribeDigital View Post
    Education is extremely important, followed by a shift in values/attitudes.
    There are two businesses, sharks really, which have always been prospering in this country: Bancas de Loterias and Churches.
    The first takes the poor people the little money they have.
    The second takes away their time - a lot of it - and some money on top.
    Any foundation which would pull people away from the two would gain my support.
    Yes, indeed, that is one of the declared goals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by user123 View Post
    The administrative and fundraising expenses. Funny how people go to 3rd world countries to set up charities and help the poor like there are no poor people in their home-countries who could use some help! Or is it because in the 3rd world countries there is no oversight how the money is spent? The US has 50 million people on food stamps, just an idea for the good-doers.
    Yes the DR receives many millions from the EU and still it’s not enough? The gutmensch is a bit ignorant.

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