The DU project in the Dominican Republic kicked off in the second half of 2010. ST Foundation’s local partner was UDEFA (Union de Escuelas Dominicanas en Alternancia), a local NGO specialised in rural development. Its action aimed at encouraging the participation of the rural community through innovative education.
ST volunteers trained the local trainers, and the Foundation provided its Introduction to Computer Basics Course to offer free computer training and access to Dominican beneficiaries. Moreover, the Foundation contributed to the operating expenses of the labs.
Courses were held in four venues: El Seibo, Hato Mayor, Yamasà, Barrio Santa Ana de Villatapia. The Dominican Ministry of Education equipped these labs.
Over 670 trainees participated in the DU courses. The program was ended in the first quarter of 2012.