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Project Mañana International
Issue 4, Vol. 1
 Serving In The Dominican Republic 
May/June 2014
News From Project Mañana!
Volunteer Team From Ohio Spends A Week In The Dominican
Just a few days after the school bell rang for summer break, a team of 15 students and 7 adults boarded Delta flight 1143 to spend nine days volunteering with Project Mañana in the Dominican Republic.

Over the action-packed week, the team spent more than 500 hours working on Project Mañana's Private School to prepare for its opening in August 2014.

The team painted the entire school (inside and outside), leveled and laid gravel in the playground, prepared an area for a small vegetable garden (where students will be taught about agriculture), fixed broken windows, and installed fans in each classroom. (See construction pictures on Facebook)

When they weren't working on the school, the team hosted a mini summer camp for the children (complete with stories, songs, and crafts), played baseball games with the Domincans, and passed out 55 clean water filtration systems to impoverished families.

With nearly every member of the team sponsoring a child through Project Mañana, they also enjoyed the opportunity to spend time with their sponsored child and their family. Some sponsors even had the opportunity to visit their sponsored child's home.

The week was culminated by a huge community bonfire in the middle of San Pablo -- just feet from second base on the baseball diamond!

Click Here to see more pictures of the team on Facebook

Team Bogard
'Team Bogard' from Cincinnati, Ohio
Painting the classrooms
Painting the classrooms

Painting the outside of the school
Painting the outside of the school

Team with 55 clean water systems
Team with 55 clean water systems
Project Mañana's School Is Ready To Open!
After learning that there was no school in the community of San Pablo; located in Villa Gonzalez, Dominican Republic; and that the closest school was a dangerous 30-minute walk on a busy freeway, Project Mañana announced in January 2014 that it would be building the very first school in the community.

Faced with up to three generations of illiteracy and a severe lack of education, many of the nearly 1,000 children living in San Pablo spend their days roaming the streets as -- up until now -- they had little opportunities to go to school.

After six months of hard work and a visit from a volunteer team of 22 people from Cincinnati, Ohio, we are very pleased to announce that Project Manana's School is ready to open with an initial enrollment of 63 children!

The school has four classrooms, two offices, and a bathroom. It will serve grades Prek-3rd. Each year, as more children become sponsored, we will add more grades and more children!

We would like to sincerely thank everyone who made this dream a reality by donating their time and money! You have truly changed an entire community!

Click Here To See Pictures on Facebook

School - Front
Front of School
School - Back
Back of School

School Classroom
School Classroom

School Classroom
School Classroom
Meet Marilyn, Your Friendly Clean Water Coordinator
Marilyn Perez with a clean water filtration system
Marilyn Perez with a clean water filtration system
As part of Project Mañana's continued efforts to provide clean and safe water for those facing severe poverty, we are excited to announce Marilyn Perez as the very first Clean Water Coordinator.

Since February 2014, when Project Mañana launched the Clean Water Project, 83 clean water filtration systems have been distributed throughout the community of San Pablo, Dominican Republic. With a lifespan of 10 years, these systems will provide 45.4 MILLION gallons of clean water -- that's 12,450 gallons of clean water EVERY DAY.

Distribution of the clean water systems is only the first step. Providing ongoing training and maintenance is essential to ensuring the systems function properly.

As the Clean Water Coordinator, Marilyn, visits each and every home on a regular basis to ensure the system is properly maintained and being used to its fullest potential.

Please join us in welcoming Marilyn to the Project Mañana family!
Introducing The Amb3r Project
The Amb3r Project
Learn more at: amb3r.com
Project Mañana is excited to announce that it has partnered with AMB3R, a leading manufacture of custom t-shirts and apparel.

The Amb3r Project is designed to create real change through the purchase of custom t-shirts. You can support Project Mañana, through the Amb3r Project, in a variety of ways. Click Here To Learn More.

The money raised by the Amb3r Project will be used to purchase a 42' shipping container (for secure food storage). This will allow Project Mañana to purchase larger quantities of food at a lower (wholesale) cost.
Project Mañana Needs Your Help!
Project Mañana is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to sharing the gospel by empowering local churches and individuals to build lasting relationships with impoverished children, their families and communities through nutrition, education, and discipling.

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.

YOUR GIFT IS 100% TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Consult your tax advisor.

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