Category: Dominican Republic

Stories that Inspire: We invite you to meet to My First Words School and the proprietress Magda Rosario
edify WELCOME to our series: “Stories that Inspire”.  We would like to introduce you to Magda Rosario, proprietress-director of “My First Words” School (Colegio Mis primeras Palabras) in the Dominican Republic. The School My First Words” School is located in  Boca Chica Dominican Republic, a town known to many Europeans and Americans as a beach town but to locals is a place where they raise their children, work and recreate. The school was founded by Magda Rosario in 2006. This little teaches only… Read more »
edify Welcome once again to our “Stories that Inspire” series. To read earlier posts, click here. After several years of working with over 700 schools in the Dominican Republic, Edify continued to notice certain trends. Low-fee private Christian schools in the Dominican Republic are often run as functional charities instead of as small businesses. The school administration may be disorganized and accounting logs are often managed by hand, and even then, often lack key information. Edify noticed… Read more »
Stories that Inspire: We invite you to meet to Carmen De Luna, Proprietress-Director of “Sunflower” School
edify To continue with our series of “Stories that Inspire”, we would like to introduce you to Carmen de Luna Williams, proprietress-director of “Sunflower” (Los Girasoles) School in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.   The following is an interview with Carmen: Carmen De Luna Proprietress of Sunflowers School 1- Can you tell us a little about your life? Where were you born? What kind of… Read more »
Stories That Inspire (Jazmin Feliciano Smith School Proprietor)
edify For this blog series, we’d like to highlight some of the wonderful school proprietors we get to learn from. This week we’d like to introduce you to Jazmin Feliciano. Jazmin Feliciano, director of Smith School, recollects that her childhood was very poor in a material sense. Her family, though of humble means, was one of strong values and a desire to move forward in life. Her mother raised her and two… Read more »
Stories that Inspire (Teresita Felix)
edify For this blog series, we’d like to highlight some of the amazing school proprietors we get to learn from. This week we’d like to introduce you to Teresita Felix. Some of you might have already met her in an earlier Edify video. Teresita is one of 7 children on her father’s side but is her mother’s only child. Teresita was raised and educated in the town of La Romana. She moved… Read more »
And we keep growing!
edify We are so excited to welcome new team-members to the Edify programs in the Dominican Republic. This summer, we were joined by Pastor Jose Ramon Rodriguez and Miss Kimberly Bontrager. Jose Ramon joins us from a background of pastoring a local church, running a Christian school and teaching at the college level. He joins us with years of experience in holistic Christian development and community building. As Edify's Progam Director for the Dominican Republic, Jose Ramon will guide the team in… Read more »
Who was there?
edify When we look back at the most important moments of our lives, we often recall the names of the people who were there. "Sammy was at my wedding" or "when I had my first daughter, Darcy was there by my side." As Dominican students graduate or get promoted to a higher grade this month, we can ask that question--"who is there for them?" For many, the answer is a lot of wonderful people. For some, they have only a grandmother or… Read more »
From Dominican Republic, Psalm 52:8-9
edify “But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love
 for ever and ever. For what you have done I will always praise you
 in the presence of your faithful people.
 And I will hope in your name,  for your name is good” (Psalm 52:8-9) We pray for students as they take their final exams during the close of the school period, as well as for the students who will take the National Exams this… Read more »
A Day Off
edify A Day Off. "I want my students to have a day off. A day off from a world of 'not enough'. A day off  from a world of limits, a world of '"you can't do that'. I want my students to have a day where there is enough, where they can, where they are the center of things for a while." Magda, proprietess and director of "My First Words" School chooses 3 female students annually to be queen for the day.… Read more »
Prayers from the Dominican Republic
edify   “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters”. COLOSSIANS 3:23 Thank you Lord, for each one of our team members in the Dominican Republic and for everyone who serves you around the world. Thank you for the privilege of serving you and giving hope to others through Christ-centered education. Thank you for the opportunity to be witnesses of your glory in the lives of others. We pray for those you have placed… Read more »