The DU project in the Dominican Republic kicked off in the second half of 2010. ST Foundation’s local partner is UDEFA (Union de Escuelas Dominicanas en Alternancia), a local NGO working in the areas of rural development. Its action aims at encouraging the participation of the rural community though innovative education.
ST volunteers will take care of training the local trainers and the Foundation will provide its Informatics and Computer Basics Course in order to offer free computer training and access to Dominican beneficiaries. Moreover, the Foundation will contribute to the operating expenses of the labs.
Courses will be held in four venues: El Seibo, Hato Mayor, Yamasà, Barrio Santa Ana de Villatapia. These labs have been equipped by the Dominican Ministry of Education.
2011 was the first year of activities for DU Dominican Republic, with over 670 DU beneficiaries.