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Girls in Miches, Dominican Republic need your help to dream big and make timely life choices!!

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THE STORY:

The Cause:
"I'm a Girl, I'm Important" or "Soy Nina, Soy Importante" (SNSI) is a summer day camp, organized by Fundacion Tropicalia in Miches, Dominican Republic. The camp serves girls ages 9-12 years old, and has the mission of providing a safe, nurturing environment where girls can simply be girls. Via didactic and recreational exercises, we give young girls the guidance and tools they need to be self-reflective, critical thinkers and make better life choices.

This is our fourth year organizing summer camps in Miches and we need help to reach our goal of serving 250 girls.

Camp curriculum includes: Education in Values; Artistic Expression & Development; Development of Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Esteem and Self-Awareness; Sex-Ed and STD Prevention; Gender & Violence; Nutrition; Sports.

Why She Matters:
Did you know that Dominican Republic is the fifth country in Latin American with the highest pregnancy rate in girls and adolescents? That one extra year of primary school education increases a girls’ eventual wages up to 20%? Or that girls and adolescents dedicate at least 21 hours per week to domestic labor?
These international statistics denote that young and adolescent girls are at special risk in developing, rural communities, and Miches is no exception. We serve the 250 most impoverished girls in Miches and provide a transformative experience. Via SNSI a girl learns about her value in society and is given the tools necessary to make timely life choices.

A Story Form Miches
Meet Enyuli Ferrera. She’s 9 years old and lives in a tin shed with her grandmother, with no running water and minimal electricity. When I entered their humble home, her grandmother pointed to the backpack that Enyuli won at camp last year, and said, “Do you see hanging there? My granddaughter doesn’t let me or anyone else touch it. She keeps it spotlessly clean saving it for next year’s camp.”

For Enyuli, the SNSI summer camp allows her to escape the daily routine of fetching water from the river, caring for her grandmother, or cooking the next meal. Camp is a place where she can simply be a girl - play, eat, make friends and learn valuable life lessons that increase her self-esteem, safety and respect for herself and others.

In a rural, developing community like Miches, the likelihood that Enyuli will break out of poverty is directly related to the length stays in school, avoids unplanned pregnancy and maintains her perseverance.

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