In June of 2015, we took a trip back to Bombita which is a Haitian migrant camp near Barahona in the southern part of the Dominican Republic. We have been doing humanitarian work in this location for over 5 years. Three years ago we opened a nutrition center which now feeds over 120 children per day. We noticed that as the children grew older and turned 18 there was little to no hope of continuing their studies. Families could not afford to send them to school. Therefore, they did nothing. The young adults in the community struggled to find jobs and spent the day doing chores and hanging out. AOTK knew that the only way to turn this community around would be to give them an opportunity to become something in life. Therefore we launched a university program. Below are the first 6 candidates of this program. They have filled out applications, written essays and passed our requirements. They are now the first AOTK sponsored University students ever! They are the pioneers of the program! Thanks to the giving hearts of 6 people we will be able to put these students through 4 years of college. In turn, these students will study hard, report to us not only change their lives forever, but the whole HISTORY OF BOMBITA!
Watch this video to get to know these amazing young people
and their desire for an education.
Meet the Students
They have been sponsored and are excited to start their journey together in January 2016!
Name: Universidad Catolica Tecnologica de Barahona (UCATEBA)
Average costs depending on degree, for 4 years of college:
194 Credit hours: $1,102.27
Transportation: $1,365.91 (Round trip to and from school daily, This is the most expensive!)
Total for a degree: $3,500.00
What a small price to pay to give a young adult who lives in poverty, an opportunity to dream and become something big in life. For more details on this program, contact us.