Location: The Doña Flora and Benjamin Rabinovitch Education Center, Cabarete, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Number of children participating: Approximately 200
DREAM Staff: 1 DREAM volunteer
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The Dominican Republic suffers from one of the most outdated and inefficient education systems in Latin America. In 2008, UNESCO sponsored a study of education in 16 Latin American countries (SERCE) in which the Dominican Republic came in dead last in all three specified categories: Reading, Science and Math. These dismal statistics illustrate the inability of the Dominican education system to stay competitive and offer a means for the next generation to escape poverty. At the core of these problems lies an antiquated system of learning, primarily focused on dictation and traditional methods that have been proven to be ineffective in a modern education system. In 2004, the DREAM project opened the first computer lab in the region with 24-hour Internet and electricity at Puerto Cabarete School. DREAM subsequently opened two more labs – the first in the CADIN School and the second in the newly built DREAM Education Center. The DREAM Computer Literacy Program introduces children to information technology through top of the line computer labs and instruction, using digital resources and teaching skill sets needed to join the modern work force.
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