News: Dominican Republic

Thank You for Praying: Natanael's Miracle Dominican Republic
Anonymous child in the clinic
Jun 22, 2018 -
COTN’s clinic in the Dominican Republic is a life-saving facility, and it exists because of the generosity of partners like you. For many people in the community of Barahona, this newly-renovated clinic is their only source of medical care. Services provided include pediatrics, gynecology, surgical procedures, dentistry, and more.
But it's not just the clinic you've provided that is changing lives; it's also your prayers. One of these lives is Natanael’s*. 
Wordless Wednesday: Children at Play Dominican Republic
Homemade checkers in the Dominican Republic
Apr 3, 2018 -

"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.

You Brought Clean Water to the Dominican Republic! Dominican Republic
Dominican girl practices washing her hands
Mar 15, 2018 -

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

Big News From the Dominican Republic! Dominican Republic
Mar 5, 2018 -
You might remember our recent updates from our I Love Baseball (ILB) program in the Dominican Republic. Now, we have an even bigger announcement: one of our ILB players got signed to a team! He will be playing on a feeder team for the Texas Rangers in the Dominican Summer League. Congratulations, Ezequiel!
Exciting Updates from I Love Baseball Dominican Republic
ILB catcher
Feb 2, 2018 -

We are coming up on the 10-year anniversary of the I Love Baseball (ILB) program!

To celebrate, we wanted share some of the major ILB milestones that you made possible.

Photos from Your Child's Christmas Party in the Dominican Republic Dominican Republic
Christmas party in the Dominican Republic
Jan 18, 2018 -

Thanks to you, COTN children across the globe have been able to have Christmas parties this year. Today, we are excited to share photos from the parties in COTN's Dominican Republic communities, where more than 1,350 children in our five communities enjoyed Christmas parties and activities.

Now I Can See: Estrella's Story Dominican Republic
Jan 16, 2018 -
Estrella’s name means “star” in Spanish, and her eyes reflect that as they sparkle with joy. But this wasn’t always the case for the young Dominican girl. 
“I would get teased a lot,” says Estrella of her life before COTN.
Wordless Wednesday: The Power of Education Dominican Republic
School in Uganda
Dec 18, 2017 -

In every country where COTN serves, getting an education is an essential step in breaking the cycle of poverty.

Enjoy these photos of children in Sierra Leone, Uganda, Malawi, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti who have the power to tackle their futures thanks to partners like you!

Dominican Wedding Cake (Pineapple Coconut Tres Leches Cake) Dominican Republic
Mouthwatering Dominican Wedding Cake
Nov 2, 2017 -
Just in time for the holidays, check out this luxurious recipe from our COTN Dominican-inspired cookbook!
The Secret Thoughts of a COTN Volunteer Dominican Republic
Oct 16, 2017 -

Four young women spent their summer volunteering with COTN–Dominican Republic on a college-immersion trip. Kristina, Kadyn, and Bekah spent eight weeks in the Dominican Republic, teaching summer school, helping at the clinic, assisting in medical trips, and living day-to-day life with the locals. A fourth student, Courtney, spent much of the summer stateside but traveled to the Dominican Republic for two weeks to join the others.