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When we started organizing the 2016 Altos de Chavón Fall Fest, the guest list was one of the first things we took care of. We wanted the community at large to take part in this event. At the top of this list were the children of the Fundación MIR, the Hogar del Niño and the Niños de Cristo Orphanage. The 30 Fundación MIR students in attendance were without a doubt the group of kids that most enjoyed all the inflatables, popcorn, cotton candy, facepainting and balloons sponsored by our friends at Multiplaza La Romana. Seeing the smile on the kids’ faces really made our day. Thank you, Multiplaza La Romana for making it happen!!!
Massiel Brito, from the Fundación MIR shared with us some of her thoughts about the kids visit to Altos de Chavón:
Fundación MIR students happily took part of Altos de Chavón 2016 Fall Fest in Casa de Campo on Sunday, October 30, 2016. The children were beyond eager to enjoy a morning full of fun and exciting activities. Fundación MIR prides itself on providing its students with programs and activities which further benefit their education.
Having the opportunity to participate in events like the Fall Fest, further encourages our students to thrive educationally.
Fundación MIR has grown tremendously in the past decade, thanks to the help and collaboration of our supporters. Nowadays, MIR has three different schools with more than 1,600 students of all ages. More than 90% of the students attending Fundación MIR graduate and find jobs shortly after, largely in part to the programs and efforts offered at our schools. We try to do everything we can in order to assure that our students have all the resources necessary to flourish, independently of their social-economic difficulties; these students, in grand part, will determine the future of La Romana and the overall development of the Dominican Republic.
This is why MIR immensely appreciates the support and collaboration received from Casa de Campo Living. Around thirty of our most dedicated students from elementary school participated on this joyful day at Chavón. They ate ice cream, got their faces painted of their favorite hero, and jumped for hours on the bouncy castles. These sort of activities in Casa de Campo are a great way to provide our children with exciting, entertaining activities and fun games that they don’t get to do every day.
We hope that this Fall Fest won’t be the last, and that our students are once again invited to rejoice in such events.
The following pictures were taken by Laura Perdomo during the 2016 Altos de Chavón Fall Fest on Sunday October 30th: