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Issue 11, Vol. 1
 Serving In The Dominican Republic 
November 2011
President's Message
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The month of November has already been filled with a lot of activities at Project Mañana's Private School in the Dominican Republic.

We were honored to host a couple from North Carolina for several days who spent time checking out Project Mañana's programs, our good friend taught and etiquette class to several women from our community, and most of all...the school is filled with laughter from 115 children.

Now, as we move into the holiday season, Project Mañana's team is preparing for a Christmas party; where each child will receive a gift. Stay tuned for more information in the December newsletter.

As we go into 2012, there is still a lot to be done at the school: painting, bathroom and kitchen upgrades, and much more. If you want to make a donation toward any of these projects this holiday season, you may do so at: http://projectmanana.org/donate.html.

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


Billy & Emily Lee Visit Project Mañana In the Dominican Republic

Last week, Project Mañana was honored to host Billy & Emily Lee in the Dominican Republic.

During their 4-day trip, the Lee family was able to visit Project Mañana's private school, meet lots of amazing people, and experience the Dominican culture.

Project Mañana's School Administrator, Juan D'Leon said, "It was a blessing to have this couple here. There is so much work to be done and it's nice to receive Americans who are willing to help."

While visiting the school, the Lee family jumped right in and begun playing with the students during recess. They also helped pass out food during Project Mañana's nutrition program.

"In just one year, we have seen enormous growth in the Dominican Republic and with Project Mañana overall. We are always honored to host people who are excited and interested about global outreach and service," said Brian Berman, Project Mañana's Founder & President.

One of the highlights of the trip was a visit withDave and Cherry Schwulst at their home in the mountains. The Schwulst family has been working in the Dominican Republic as missionaries for nearly five years and are focused on strengthening families through mens, womens, and couples programs. You can read more about the Schwulsts on their blog.

L to R: Juan D'Leon, Karol D'Leon,
Billy Lee, Emily Lee, Brian Berman

L to R: Brian Berman, Emily Lee,
Billy Lee, Cherry Schwulst, Dave Schwulst

Project Mañana Hosts Etiquette Class For The Community!

As Project Mañana continues to strategically focus on the families of La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic, we offer various extra-curricular programs for the community.

On November 4, 2011, Project Mañana was very pleased to have Amaury Gracesqui, a Dominican national and founder of MinisteRio 8:58, present an etiquette and protocol class to 15 women at Project Mañana's private school. Gracesqui, an etiquette expert, walked the group through several items:

    • How to properly set a table
    • How to properly hold a fork, spoon, and knife
    • How to properly cut a piece of food
    • How to fold cloth napkins
    • How to tie a tie
    • How to dress for different occasions
    • How to properly sit in a chair
    • How to host visitors at your home
    • and more!

Gracesqui has taught similar class at the local prison and throughout communities in Santiago, Dominican Republic.

Class participants with Amaury, Juan, and Brian

Learning how to tie a tie

Learning how to fold a cloth napkin

Quiz Time!

Learning how to properly cut food

Learning how to hold a fork and knife

Learning how to place a napkin in your lap

Learning about the different
plates, cups, and silverware

Project Mañana Growth Update
From September 30, 2010 (when Project Mañana officially open its doors) to September 30, 2011, Project Mañana has seen an amazing 238% growth in its core programs.

Project Mañana, through the generous partnership of many sponsors across the United States, is now providing education, nutritious meals 5-days per week, and guidance to 115 children in the Dominican Republic! That's an astounding 238% growth in our first year of service!

The growth is a true testament to the hard work of the Dominican-based Project Mañana team and the many sponsors who have made it their mission to help provide a Better Tomorrow for the children of La Yaguita de Pastor, Dominican Republic!

There are MANY more children in the community (we estimate another 200-300 conservatively) who desperately need education and nutrition. As more and more sponsors join the Project Mañana team, we will expand the programs to as many children as we can.

Please Help. Sponsor A Child TODAY!

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.

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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