One of the goals of Levanta Ministries is to help improve education in the Dominican Republic. We attempt to do this in a number of ways:
Because we live near areas of high tourism, knowing English can greatly increase the chances of employment for Dominicans. Thus, Levanta’s English Program was born. This program is a two-year course offered free of charge for participants, giving our students a command of the language in order to improve their opportunities in the future.
Due to COVID-19 and the limitations of online learning, especially for families in our area, Levanta began offering a Tutoring Program for students in the community. Children are able to bring their homework and projects to our ministry house and receive help from our staff to complete their assignments and keep up with their schoolwork.
Levanta Ministries also offers a Reading Program for children of all ages. Few children in our area have books in their homes, so our program provides the opportunity to read and encourages the love of reading. From generous donors we’ve been able to compile a library of books for our students to enjoy. They love to read and be read to!
Once graduating from high school, it is difficult for many Dominicans to be able to attend university. Levanta Ministries is able to offer university scholarships to some young adults who volunteer in our ministry. We love being able to help them further their studies and invest in their future.