Dominican Republic

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in the Dominican Republic

Here’s a special look at how your sponsored child in the Dominican Republic spent their Christmas!

Photos from University Camp in the Dominican Republic

 
Thank you so much to all the sponsors who gave toward camp! Camps are only possible because of your gifts at Easter and your monthly support. Your sponsored child had an amazing experience, and it wouldn’t be possible without you.
 

Tales from a Last-Minute Chaperone: Venturing into the Dominican Republic

Laurie Wilke responded to a last-minute call from Bellevue Presbyterian Church for a volunteer to help supervise their large group of female students headed to the Dominican Republic on a short-term Venture trip. Here is her unexpected adventure in her own words:

I knew that the students (as well as us leaders) would be positively impacted, but the “how” was awesome to participate in/watch as it unfolded.

Photos from Your Child's Camp in the Dominican Republic

 
Thank you for making summer camp possible for our children in the Dominican Republic! Your sponsored child had a wonderful time. Children enjoyed games, Bible stories, sports, skits, crafts, and even some time at a pool.

Thank You for the Library in Algodón!

 
To someone from the United States, the Algodón library may not look like much. It’s humble, a small building with bookshelves, tables, and chairs. But this library offers our children something they might not have otherwise: books.

Wordless Wednesday: Dance Break!

COTN children and staff love to dance. Dancing has an important place in the culture of each COTN country. Below you will find photos of traditional dances and contemporary choreography; you'll see young women showing off their ability to balance pots on their heads and crowds dancing with chairs. Any time there's something to celebrate, there's a reason to dance.

4 Reasons Why a Mosquito Net is a Surprisingly Perfect Mother's Day Gift

A mosquito net may seem like a small, simple thing. But for children in need, it is a life-saving gift. And it's a gift that represents the qualities of a great mother:

Wordless Wednesday: Children at Play

"Birds fly, fish swim, and children play." — Dr. Garry Landreth

 Play is an essential part a child's development. Even when children have very little to play with, they find creative ways to make fun out of their surroundings. See if you recognize some of the games COTN children are playing in the photos below.

Water Changes Everything

When you have easy access to clean water, it can be hard to remember how important it is, how much we need water for.

In honor of World Water Day (March 22), here are just a few of the reasons children around the world need access to clean water.

You Brought Clean Water to the Dominican Republic!

By the end of this month, COTN–Dominican Republic will be completely water secure!

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