Education Across Borders held its 6th annual fundraiser at St Anne's School in Seattle on March 29th. We raised over $40,000 and had a wonderful evening hearing Yanlico from the Dominican Republic tell us of his journey with EAB. Clara Lee-Ways shared her experience of the visits she has made to the Dominican Republic and seeing first hand the transnational opportunities EAB has provided through scholarships, housing and sanitation. We celebrated with music, stories, Dominican food and Latin Jazz.. It was an amazing and inspirational evening!
We are thrilled to announce that Maritza Altagracia Michel, resident of Batey Libertad, has become the 5th scholarship student to earn her college degree. Maritza completed her studies in Tourism Business Administration this summer term, and her community celebrated her achievements in an early August fiesta, complete with a slide show and live music.
Yolanda is a mother of six in Batey Libertad. She and her husband struggled for years to feed their children, never able to save enough to rebuild their deteriorating home.
Yolanda’s family invested both a sweat and cash equity into the project.
Andrew Hermann is a senior at Seattle Preparatory School, and a two-time veteran of EAB’s immersion program, the Pentecost Project.
In his immersion experiences, he saw that the choices we make in the US– regarding coffee, clothing, or just about anything– affect the world’s most vulnerable, and guided by the relationships he formed and renewed in the DR.
Our donors' generosity has enabled EAB to expand our services again this year. On behalf of the many good Dominicans whose lives are changed for the better through our programs, we offer you our sincere thanks.