Posted by: Anni Orekh | January 22, 2010

The Children’s Soup Kitchen & The Tutoring Program

Community Development: 

A) The Children’s Soup Kitchen (CSK)

A great goal has been reached with the opening of the Children ‘s Soup Kitchen and partnership with Milagros B. Learning Center in the Dominican Republic .  The children’s Soup Kitchens in all three countries provides a nourishing hot bowl of rice, beans, eggs or with bread and chocolate on a daily basis to over 80 children, including some families.

A small vegetable garden is on the works beside the communities centers to provide fresh vegetables and herbs for use in the daily meals.

B) The Tutoring Program. 

This project works along with the children’s soup kitchen  as not only does the Children’s Soup Kitchen feed the body but it feeds their minds . The CSK  began its Tutoring Program partnering with Milagros B. Center in 2008 in the Dominican Republic .  The Tutoring Program is part of our Education Projects of  BHD  Organization.

This project  provides a school program committed to providing literacy and academic achievement to the impoverished and at risk students that live in the school’s  neighborhood.  The program is for children K-3rd grade.  BHD Tutoring Program in the Dominican Republic  provides an opportunity to serve a population in need of a variety of social services.  The center serves aproximately 100 Dominican children . The uniqueness of this program is that the location allows the children living in the neighborhood to receive academic support while also insuring that they won’t go hungry. Feeding both the minds and bodies of these children is vital to their well being and necessary to break the cycle of poverty. It’s hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Each day the Tutoring Program will provide the 35 children per class attending with the following services. Each week each student will receive at least 5 hours of individual instruction in the following areas:

•Tutoring in reading, spelling, language, math, science and technology for at least three hours of school.
•Professional tutors at 15:3 ratio students/tutors.
•Assistance with understanding and keeping up with homework (as so many of the children’s parents do not speak English, they cannot assist their children with their homework).
•Access to and training on computers and computer software that fosters academic skills and technical literacy.
•Children are served either a meal or a healthy snack prior to being tutored and a take home snack for the evening.
• The project will be giving each child a backpack and supplies for school.

How you can Help

It is currently estimated that the Children’s  Soup Kitchen (CSK) of  the Dominican Republic  requires $1200 per month to purchase food, pay for personal and administrative costs, maintain equipment and serve up to 2,500 meals every month. Just think, for significantly less than $25 dollars, we can provide a nourishing meal to a person so desperately in need.
 

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For More Information
General  Contact  Wendy Emiliano  or Eunice Berroa
from Human Enteprise Development

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