Fundación Tropicalia, under the scope of PRyME (School Renovation and Maintenance Program) ended the year by helping La Culebra educational center undergo a physical transformation
School Renovation in La Culebra, Miches
Sowing Seeds of Development in La Culebra
Under the scope of the USAID/REDDOM project for agricultural diversification and food security in Miches, Fundación Tropicalia has taken the final steps to bring this project to a close by working closely with the Agricultural Association of La Esperanza.
Educational Workshops in Miches: Running a Greenhouse Business
This month Fundación Tropicalia hosted specialized workshops for the associations of agricultural producers Juan Pablo Duarte and La Esperanza, two organizations working with Fundación Tropicalia and USAID/RED in the greenhouse initiative in Miches.
The Greenhouse Project Approaches its Finale
During the last few months Fundación Tropicalia has been hard at work with its partners USAID and REDDOM on an agricultural diversification project that aims to promote food security and sustainable cultivation practices in Miches.
Camp Miches Saludable
Fundación Tropicalia, under the scope of the USAID/REDDOM project, inaugurated Camp Miches Saludable, a one-week summer camp designed to educate children regarding healthy food choices, organic farming and exercise. Thirty eight campers ages 13-18, from the communities La Mina, La Gina and La Culebra, participated in workshops on health, hygiene, organic agriculture and healthy eating, among others.
USAID/REDDOM and Fundación Tropicalia Bring Greenhouses to Miches
This month Fundación Tropicalia, under the scope of the USAID/REDDOM project, together with the Agricultural Producers Association Juan Pablo Duarte of the La Gina community, have taken the first steps toward constructing two 600 square metered greenhouses, destined to produce between one and two new vegetable and/or herb crops in the area.
Women in Miches Learn About Nutrition and Diet
In the third week of September two workshops on Healthy Eating and were held for 60 wives and mothers of the communities benefited by the Agricultural Diversification Project for economic development, food security and local supply in the Municipality of Miches, El Seibo Province. This project is led by Fundación Tropicalia, REDDOM and USAID, and works in the La Gina, La Culebra and La Mina communities.
Copa Tropicalia 2012
Every year Fundación Tropicalia hosts a baseball tournament for the local youth leagues of the Miches community.
Artemiches Cultural Week 2012
Every year Artemiches, the most important culture and arts NGO in the region, celebrates and organizes La Semana Cultural de Miches.
Adult Literacy Program Celebrates its Graduates
Fundación Tropicalia celebrates its second graduation ceremony for the students of the Adult Literacy Program, designed for the workers and spouses of Estancia La Querencia.
Piensa en Arte Ends the School Year on a Good Note
The Cisneros and Tropicalia Foundations are pleased to announce the completion of the current phase of successfully implementing the Piensa en arte education platform in the 12-04 school district in Miches.
Inauguration of the Miches Police Precinct
The Dominican National Police and Fundación Tropicalia are proud to celebrate the inauguration of the National Police precinct ‘General Eugenio Miches’.
Virtual Educa Caribe 2012
SANTIAGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – Fundación Tropicalia and Fundación Cisneros participated in the sixth annual Regional Forum on New Technologies for Virtual Educa Caribe, organized by FUNGLODE.
Luis Camnitzer Visits Miches
Luis Camnitzer, Pedagogical Advisor for the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Piensa en Arte/Think Art, made his second visit to Miches to meet with teachers from the region.
Fundación Tropicalia Visits Scholarship Students
The Fundación Tropicalia paid a visit to the Universidad ISA to visit Wilkin, Manuel and Marcia, the three Miches students who received FT-ISA scholarships last year and tour ISA’s campus.
PRyME Celebrates its 3rd Anniversary
MICHES, Dominican Republic – This month, the Fundación Tropicalia celebrated the 3rd anniversary of its School Renovation and Maintenance Program (PRyME), where it honored many of the achievements acquired throughout its short existence.
PRyME Concludes Work on its 10th School
MICHES, Dominican Republic – By the end of last year, Fundación Tropicalia’s School Recovery and Maintenance Program (Programa Recuperación y Mantenimiento de Escuelas – PRyME) had benefited ten schools in terms of infrastructure improvement and maintenance thanks to the support of the communities who took ownership of their schools and worked to improve them.
Friday August 7th we gave closure to the third annual summer camp "I’m a girl, I'm important" (SNSI), the fourth camp organized by Fundación Tropicalia. With the team of volunteers who have accompanied us during the three weeks of camp, we dispatched the last group of girls with games, laughter and tears of emotion throughout the experience.
As the summer dwindles down and the kids get ready to go back to school, we say good-bye to another wonderful summer and the successful completion of the “Soy Niña, Soy Importante” (SNSI) or “I’m a Girl, I’m Important” summer camp.