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Issue 7, Vol. 2 July 2011
President's Message
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From the planning of summer camp and next school year, to video gamers partnering with Project Mañana, to the birth of baby Kyler...this summer (and especially the month of July) has been very busy for Project Mañana.

We are still amazed at the rapid growth of Project Mañana and give all the thanks to God for allowing people like you to partner with us.

Here are some highlights from the past couple weeks:

• 80% of Project Mañana children are now sponsored
• Summer camp is ready to go and will be held week
• School registration for the 2011/2012 year is at record numbers
• We are now seeking a full-time International Project Coordinator

Plus, mission teams have been working on the school grounds to improve the bathroom facilities -- a full report and photos will be available in the next newsletter.

Please visit Project Mañana's website for more information on how you can partner with Project Mañana; including child sponsorship.

Working Together Today For A Better Tomorrow™


Brian Berman, Founder & President


Video Gamers Rally To Support Project Mañana

Earlier this month, compLexity Gaming, the internationally-popular professional video gamers’ website, proved that playing video games can help change lives - literally!

Unbeknownst to the Project Mañana team, Jason Lake (or "1" as he's known in the gaming community), Founder & CEO of compLexity Gaming, launched an all-out campaign to organize video gamers around the world to raise money for Project Mañana through what Lake calls the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Program.

"The RAK Program is simple," says Lake, "The gaming ("eSports") community around the world is pretty tight and gamers seem to respond when a call for help is made...So from time-to-time we choose a non-profit and host contests to raise funds."

Further into a discussion with Lake, he said "I can't believe how much of an impact Project Mañana is making in the Dominican Republic. Unlike some larger charities, we can actually see results from the donations we give."

compLexity Gaming has launched the first in a series of "fundraising raffle contents".

According to their website, "Everyone who donates $10 to Project Mañana will receive 1 entry for a random drawing. For each additional $5 increment given, you gain another entry. ($20 is 3 entries. $40 is 7 entries.) In addition, the first 50 people who donate $25 or more will receive a compLexity Mousepad as our thank you. Anyone generous enough to donate $150 or more will receive a Tactic3D Sigma headset and a compLexity Mousepad (max 15)."

So far, compLexity Gaming and its gamers have raised and generously donated $1,085 in the first 72 hours of launching the contest!

Project Mañana Seeks International Project Coordinator
Within Project Mañana's short life of nine months, the organization has grown rapidly. We knew from the start that many people shared the same vision and that Project Mañana would be a success -- however, we didn't think it would come this fast!

To keep up with steady growth in the Dominican Republic, Project Mañana is looking to expand our team -- and fill a key international position.

Project Mañana is actively seeking to hire a full-time International Project Coordinator. This position will be based in the Dominican Republic, with a minimum of six months each year on the island.

The perfect candidate will have the following characteristics:
  • Excellent project and time management skills
  • Excellent written and verbal skills
  • Be self-motivated
  • Have strong leadership skills
  • Poses a high level of flexibility and patience
  • Have a huge heart for others
  • Must be over 18 years of age
Other helpful skills would include, but are not required:
  • Speak Spanish
  • Have management experience
  • Have mission experience
  • Have experience with international travel
This position will report directly to the Executive Director, and will assist the President on occasion. Fundraising and external support will be required, however Project Mañana will provide housing and a small stipend -- as well as help with fundraising efforts.

If you, or someone you know, is interested in applying for the International Project Coordinator position, please contact Project Mañana at info@projectmanana.org.

Project Mañana Welcomes Kyler Leonard Berman Into The World!
On July 18, 2011, with much anticipation, Brian and Nebraska Berman (founders of Project Mañana International) welcomed their first child - Kyler Leonard Berman!

Kyler was born at 4:06 PM and weighed 6.0 lbs.

Both Kyler and Nebraska are home from the hospital and are doing VERY well.

The Bermans want to THANK everyone who sent their kind wishes for baby Kyler!

Project Niños Sponsorship Update
Project Mañana officially opened its doors on September 30, 2010 and launched the child sponsorship program in mid October 2010. In just under eight months, Project Mañana is excited (and very honored) to report that 68 percent of the children have been sponsored!

As of today, there are only 6 children in need of sponsorship. Once these children are sponsored, Project Mañana will be able to open the program to additional children who are desperately waiting for help.

By design, 100% of all sponsorship funds goes directly to the program. Project Mañana does not use any funds for administrative fees, travel, or salaries. When you sponsor a child, you'll have the peace-of-mind knowing that your money is managed with the utmost integrity to provide poor children with:

> Education - Private schooling, uniforms, supplies, teachers, & classrooms.
> Nutrition - A nutritious meal & Multi-Vitamin 5 days per week.
> Guidance - Partnership with a trained adult mentor.

Sponsorship starts at just $30 per month (that's less than $1 per day).

Please Help. Sponsor A Child TODAY!

Connect With Project Mañana's Social Networks
Did you know that 95% of Project Mañana's supporters stay connected with our efforts online and through electronic communication?

Knowing that, Project Mañana is working hard to deliver information, updates, and news in several areas of social media, including: Facebook, Twitter, and now YouTube!

Please take a minute to visit each of these social sites and "join" or "subscribe" to ensure you receive the latest information and updates on how your partnership is helping to change the lives of children in La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic.

Do you have a social media idea? Please share it with us!


 Project Mañana Needs Your Help!
Project Mañana is a non-profit 501(c)3 humanitarian organization dedicated to bettering the lives of impoverished children, their families and communities through nutrition, education, and guidance.

We achieve our goals through charitable donations and child sponsorship, which unites children in need with individual sponsors who wish to address the children's immediate and basic needs. Sponsorship gives poor children the tools and opportunities necessary for success by providing benefits and supporting programs for each child - primarily in the areas of education and nutrition.

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