There are many students in the bateyes and also in La Romana that want to go to school and then continue on to university to learn. Education gives them a chance at a better life no different than it does for any of us. The problem is that many of them only get the opportunity to do so through sponsorships since there are no student loans or government assistance available to them.
There are primary schools located out in some of the bateyes and there is no cost for the actual school, however, the children are not allowed to attend unless they have uniforms, shoes, and supplies. Usually it only costs $32 to provide this so a student can have the chance to go to school for the year! If you choose a child in a specific batey that we visit we will make sure to get photos for you.