We strive to tailor our program to best meet the needs of the youth
in our community. Our program initiatives have greatly evolved over
the years and no one program is of more importance than another.
The current initiatives the following.
SAS and Guanin Center, Inc., are two differents institutions but
they work in partnership.
This is SAS English as a Second Language Program that is
directed to students' at all academic levels and all ages
to improve of education levels and to provide opportunities
to those who are not normally able to participate in English
The program was begging on May, 2010, with 50 students, 5
students per professor. We received 5 international and 3
local volunteers' professors, 4 from USA and 1 from Canada
to teach at the program.
2011: we graduated 35 students. 15 students in advance
levels and 10 at the basic level, with 2 USA and 4 local volunteers'
2012: There were 70 students at the basic level at
our new Guanin Community Center in la Piedra, Municipality
of Guerra, Santo Domingo Province, where we have our foundation
base. We receive 4 USA and 2 locals volunteers professor.
Participants can choose to come for a week or for longer
Date: The progran is open a year-round
- Fall: Middle August to December
- Winter: January to March
- Spring: March to End of Jun.
Become one of our sponsorship, sponsor an individual child
or the general community program at the Guanin Center in la
Piedra. Because it takes a community to meet all of any individual
child's needs, you may choose, instead of sponsoring an individual
child, to aid the general community program. Money donated
through program sponsorship is pooled and used to fund development
in the communities of La Piedra--where sponsored children
live. This provides the Center Cultural Guanin, Inc. field
staff and local volunteers with the resources to carry out
long-term plans aimed at creating environments in which all
the children in this community can thrive.
We have 45 kids, 6 of them,
already sponsored by American and Cuban family. They are
special boys and girls who desperately needs your love and
support. No child should be without food, drinking water,
shelter, education, or basic health care, for these are the
rights of all human beings. For just about $1 a day, we offer
you the opportunity to contribute to a just society-your donations
might even save one of the kid's lives! For just about $1
a day ($35 per month), you can ensure that a child in Villa
Mella or La Piedra is not denied his or her rights.
Apply today for more information.
INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIPS IN THE LAND COLUMBUS LOVED BEST.
This is SAS/GUANIN, In, program. SAS's Internship Program
places graduate students and undergraduates, who have completed
or are in the process of completing their programs of study,
in internship positions in the Dominican Republic, on the
Caribbean island of Hispaniola, the island that Christopher
Columbus said was “the most beautiful in the world.
This is a year-round program for indivual and groups, we
offer placement for interns in a wide variety of fields, including
but not limited. Every year we receive 5 differents Unversity
and more than 30 individuals to our program.
SAS/Guanin Center, Inc., offers great volunteers
opportunities for the students group or individual, withs
unique needs. We offer a way to discover the Dominican culture,
past and present, on our custom designed trips, a way that
will coincide with class curriculum while safely immersing
students into the diverse Dominican lifestyle. Our goal is
for the students and family group and general to get involved
in projects that will have a monumental, long-term impact
on the children and the communities that theyserve.
The community of La
Piedra is located in the Municipality of Guerra, Santo
Domingo Province, Dominican Republic, an hour and a half to
the East of the National District and half an hour North of
the Las Américas Airport. The community of La Piedra is divided
into three sectors, with a total population of approximately
5,000 inhabitants. Our Community Center is located in La Piedra
1, where we currently offer educational programs and After
School program for 200 kids, food program for 200 people a
day, from Monday to Friday, Literacy program for 70 adults
for 2 years, My Roof program, where more than 5 families got
their houses fix and rebuilt, and basic health-care services
to 1,300+ patients from both La Piedra 1 and La Piedra 2.
We do have several orphanages we do sponsor in Santo Domingo,
Madre Vieja and Palenque in San Cristóbal. We do make activity
with kids with HIV, in Boca Chica.
We work in association over 20 clubs located in 12 communities'
service locations across Dominican Republic. We
are promoting in those areas including soccer, baseball, softball,
basketball and volleyball for the future we want to include
arts, cycling, swimming, etc. We provide tennis shoes, gloves,
bats, baseball balls, basketball ball and other sports supply
to the community sport.
In the last 3 years we have been working with 4 different
Universities from the USA, in Sports Program and Sport Medicine.
We work with Townson University, 17 students and 2 faculty,
January 2011, Immaculata University 12 students and 2 faculty,
January 2012, Indianapolis University, 12 students and 3 faculty,
March 2012, Juniata College, 17 students, 2 faculty and 3
mothers, March 2013 and Howard University, 11 students and
2 faculty, July 2013.
Today, Center Cultural Guanin, Inc. is dedicated to ensuring
that they are giving every opportunity to the youth to develop
to their full potential and to develop safer and healthier
communities, so that Sports program is an initiative to keep
youth's out of trouble in the same time they can build their
Our work is realy Evidence is growing which demonstrates that
community-based sports program of Center Guanin contributes
to the awareness and preventive solutions to alcohol problems
and drugs program by not accepting and not promoting excessive
drinking and providing appropriate role models for young people.
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After school program
This program after and before school is directed to the children
aged 3 to 14 years old. The idea of the program is to cover
the deficiency of the formal school system in the DR. Some
of our kids, they are in advance school grade, they don´t
know how to read and write properly. The purpose of the after
and before school program is to provide a safe environment
in which we can promote, support, and enhance all areas of
a child's learning and development.
In the Community of la Piedra we provide one meal a day
for 200 kids and adults and a balance of prevention, educational,
social and recreational opportunities in fun and playful ways,
from Monday to Friday.
- 200 people at the community, from Monday to Friday
- 100 boys and girls, from 3 to 14 years old, of scarce
- 100 adults of the community members.
Cost of the Program per year:
- US $ 10,000
This is a year scholl program.
Fall: Middle August to December
Winter: January to March
Spring: March to End of Jun.
Literacy programs for youths and adults
This a 2 years program sponsored by the Dominican Goverrment
and the Ministry of Education meets the forces to give pursuit
to the program of youths and adults literacy
At our Guanin Center, in the community of la Piedra, we
provide class for 70 adults, in group of students, twice a
week and 6 hours per week classes. This program is running
every day, from Monday to Sunday from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM,
in the Community of la Piedra. Read
Summer Camp programs
This free program for the community kids member of
la Piedra. This a seasonal program for youth ages from 3 to
14 focusing on recreational activities, personal growth and
social skills. With many having previously failed in public
schools, the camp provides an opportunity for children to
learn about their environment, culture and peers through experimental
learning and educational excursions.
This is a hands on experience. Most of the children are discovering
and developing respect for their community and themselves
for the first time. They will be able to learn arts, sports,
math, English, etc.
We do work in partnership with SAS.
Free Summer Camp 2012
- 150 kids, betwen 5 to 14 years old
- 6 weeks, from Monday to Friday
- Cost. US $ 12,893.25
Health, Medical assistance program
SAS/Guanín is a third-party program provider in terms of
the services we provide here in the Dominican Republic to
Medical School and Universities professors and student groups
that come for hands-on medical/nursing/therapy experience.
Weoffer great opportunities for the premed students of Medicine,
Nursing, Public Health and other Health care professiones
to get hands-on experience for international practicum, cross-cultural
training, volunteer service or to approve your Spanish language
and Spanish Medical Terminology as part of our total immersion
We work directely with our own community clinic and several
public and private hospital in the Dominican Republic. This
project is directed to communities in all the vulnerable and
frontier zones of the Dominican Republic and the Republic
of Haiti (the two countries that share the island of Hispaniola),
and has as its objective to educate and bring to the public´s
awareness the dangers of HIV/AIDS, its transmission, treatment,
and preventative measures.
Per week: $ 400.00 per student.
- General orientation to the country, culture, economy,
politics, people, and medical facilities, health and safety
precautions. Tour of historical site, cultural lecture by
Dr. Lynne Guitar, Ph.D
- Clinical Observations: Monday to Thursday 8:00
to 12:00 PM. Clinical and hospital observation- 10-12 hours
Medical observation per week.
2 times per week, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Sport medicine -field
experience at gym and rehabilitation clinic for occupational
therapy students. Speech Pathology field practice will include
speech, language, and hearing screenings.
3 hours activity per week
- Lectures and Seminars: 2 (twice) a week, 4:00 PM
to 5:00 PM. Medical and Spanish classes 2 hours Spanish
classes per week.
Doctors guest speaking specialists in health education,
disability, rehabilitation services, access to healthcare
services, nutrition, anatomy, sport medicine and biomechanics
- Service-Learning Project: Friday 8:00 to 2:00 PM,
Medical Mission at the Community Center 6 hours field work
- Cultural and Leisure Activities: Tour of city
and cultural and historic sites
Hiking trip to Jarabacoa and Constanza
Saturday, Trip to beach-the sulfur water, to the Sur part
of the country. Sulfur water Independencia province, (National
Park los Haitises) etc.
Accommodation in hotel:
2 students per room: USD $ 245.00 per week per student with
Accommodation in host family: USD $ 175.00 per
week per student, 2 meal included.
Meal: USD $ 100.00 per
week per student 2 meal included:
Women's Club program
This program is for all women in general................?