Education

Education

We believe that good education can break the cycle of poverty and dependence. Since 2001, our Scholarship Program has acted on this belief, supporting the education of students from the marginalized communities of Batey Libertad and Franco Bidó.

Free public schooling is available in the Dominican Republic through high school, but it has many hidden costs: books, uniforms, school supplies, and transportation make education an unaffordable luxury for many poor families.

EAB’s scholarship program covers these basic costs, giving students the chance to follow their dreams to college or technical school (where they receive tuition support as well). Along the way, they receive mentoring to help them overcome academic and personal challenges, and participate in community service projects to develop positive habits of the heart.

Results

  • Over 100 students are or have been enrolled in the program
  • 66 High School graduates
  • 5 Technical school graduates
  • 10 College graduates