Population below the poverty line (2013 est.)
Sources: CIA World Factbook, World Bank
Edify began operations in 2010.
We have impacted 158,954 students with a Christ-centered education.
School leaders trained: 1,288 | Teachers trained: 4,958
Total Schools Impacted
*Cumulative impact of March 31, 2017
EDIFY TEAM IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Luis Sena, Vice President, Latin America Programs
Luis Sena has dedicated his entire career to working for the poor who lack spiritual and material resources. He was born and raised in Santo Domingo and graduated as an Architect in 1980. After graduation, he became a follower of Christ. His newfound faith inspired his
Jose Ramon Rodriguez, Dominican Republic Program Director
Jose Ramon Rodriguez brings his depth of experience in church and school leadership to provide oversight for all Edify programs in the Dominican Republic. His degree in Organizational Management equips him to guide teams strategically. He served as the Director of a Christian school in San Juan de la Marguana and was the Program Director for World Vision, Dominican Republic before assuming pastorship of Iglesia Cristiana Comunitaria in Santo Domingo. In 2014, Jose Ramon joined Edify as Program Director Dominican
and Training Officer
Leandro Peguero has a great passion for training and education and serves as Edify’s Christian Transformation and Training Officer in the Dominican Republic. He works with the teachers to providing training and follow-up on the most effective use and implementation of Christ-centered curriculum and child evangelism. He may also provide targeted support to help an individual school strategize to reach goals specific to their environment. Prior to joining Edify, Leandro spent eight years working for Compassion International as Program Implementation Manager.
Raquel Eloy, AMO Training
God placed an unmistakable call on Raquel Eloy’s life to be a teacher. She followed this call and studied education
Denis Sabino Rosario,
School Financial Sustainability Officer
Denis Sabino Rosario is Edify’s School Financial Sustainability Officer in the Dominican Republic and is a certified public accountant. Denis helps schools improve their financial sustainability and administration by offering trainings and implementation monitoring. Helping schools to operate efficiently with their resources is an important strategy for the long-term health of any organization.
Dilenia de Jesús,
Dilenia oversees the program budget, office administration as well as providing assistance to program leaders to ensure that Edify’s work is fully supported on the business side. She has held various administrative roles throughout her career, often including financial oversight, including working for World Vision.
Marlena May serves as Edify’s Planning, Monitoring, and Assessment Officer in the Dominican Republic. She joined Edify in the summer of 2015 when she felt God calling her to promote Christ-centered development through education in Latin American countries. She loves her job, where she plans Edify’s activities and evaluates their success. Her favorite aspect of her work is showing how lives are transformed through Edify’s activities using data and impact stories.
Daniel Emilio Julian,
Core Program Facilitator
Daniel Emilio joined Edify in 2016 as a facilitator for the Core Program in the Greater Santiago region (Northern Dominican Republic). He has a degree in marketing and previously worked in marketing and sales, including starting his own business. He has always felt a calling to help people escape poverty and to change their mindset about what is possible. He believes education based on biblical principles is the best way to change society and is passionate about spreading the Word of God to the next generations.
Keren Peña graduated from Instituto Tecnologico de Santo Domingo with a B.A. in Marketing and has a Masters degree in Communications from Western Michigan University.
Keren Peña works to implement technology pilot programs as well as coordinates logistics for Edify’s vision trips to the DR.
Previously, Keren worked for two non-profit organizations in Education and Communications, including Compassion International.