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On Thursday, December 20th the talented children of the Fundación MIR performed in Altos de Chavón as part of Casa de Campo’s holiday events. For many weeks they prepared the beautiful interpretation of the Christmas Story which reminded us all of the true meaning of Christmas. Many community members and La Romana families gathered in front of St. Stanislaus Church eager to admire the children on stage and view this adored holiday tradition. Karina Medina, the director of the Fundación MIR schools, welcomed the audience firsthand with a short introduction and then handed the stage over to the children to begin their skit which was directed by the Hermanas Misioneras Servidoras de la Palabra (from Mexico) and the Hermanas de la Presentación (from Colombia). With the St. Stanislaus church as a majestic backdrop, the Christmas story was narrated by a group of students, while other boys and girls dressed as angels, farmers, the Three Kings, Joseph, Mary, and many more characters thrilled the audience with their impressive articulation and acting. The event was complimented by the Fundación MIR’s choir (which consisted of an older age group of students), who beautifully sang various holiday songs throughout the performance. Congratulations to all the students of the Fundación MIR; for your effort in everything you do, and of course to the organizers of this wonderful celebration!  The following collection of images were taken by Dariana Soriano during the Live Nativity skit performed by the Fundación MIR in Altos de Chavón:
The Fundación MIR The Fundación MIR is a non-profit organization which works to provide education to the children of the greater La Romana area, who are most in need. They run 3 schools; the MIR Esperanza (boys vocational school), the Escuela Técnica Vocacional Fundación MIR (girls vocational school) and the Primaria MIR (infants school). For more information on the Fundación MIR and to make a donation, visit their website: To make a donation contact the MIR office in Casa de Campo (809-523-8270) or in West Palm Beach (561-366-5095). Donations are tax deductible for US Citizens! To find out more and see photos and articles of events organized by the Fundación MIR – click here!