Where We Work: Dominican Republic
Our initiatives here help young people get jobs and live healthy lives, and we’ve strengthened how local organizations serve them.
For example, we’ve partnered with Dominican NGO Sur Futuro for our entra21, Planning for Life, and New Employment Opportunities (NEO) initiatives. New Employment Opportunities (NEO) emphasizes youth skills training as well as support and training for local youth-serving institutions. Through entra21, we indentified market demand and connected young men and women from lower income families with the skills to meet that need. Young people here trained in web design and business applications of information and communications technology (ICT), and a majority of graduates found jobs in their field. During Planning for Life we helped local partners such as Sur Futuro integrate reproductive health and family planning into their youth development programming.