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On Friday, August 10, 110 students from MIR Foundation began their journey as technical graduates with the highest educational and ethical quality in the region. Not only did they celebrate their graduation, but they also made a commitment to continue their hard work to ensure a bright future for themselves and their families.

This is the 13th graduation of the MIR Family – The Politécnico Foundation MIR (for girls) and MIR Esperanza Politécnico (for children), graduated 110 young adults fully prepared and distinguished for their achievements in different provincial and national competitions; including the National Knowledge Competition in which they obtained the 1st place. The ceremony took place at the Fundación MIR “Salón Multiusos”, located in Campo MIR Nueva Esperanza, where friends and family gathered to celebrate this special occasion with the graduating class.

The members of the board of directors were present at the graduation, Mrs. Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, founder of the MIR Foundation, Lyanne Azqueta and Sandra Hernández, who were visibly proud of the numerous achievements of the students. As special guests, the event included Larry Tuck, Casa de Campo Manager; Juan Velázquez, director of Costasur; Teodoro Ursino Reyes, Governor of La Romana; Alfredo Guzmán, Director and Partner of Guzmán Ariza together with MIR collaborators: Mafalda Formisano, Diego and Sofia Renedo.

A very special moment during the ceremony occurred when a student read out a poem dedicated to Mrs. Lian Fanjul de Azqueta and her daughter Lyanne for all they have done for them. The diplomas were presented by the directors Mercedes Lorenzo and Deborah Ruiz. And the scholarships “Alfy Fanjul” were awarded to the students Jairo Rijo, Ruth Esther Encarnación, and Miguel Angel Herrera for their outstanding performance.

Ana Karen Peralta, General Director of the Schools, gave a humorous and emotional speech for her students, thanking all those who are part of the educational community; for their dedication and commitment to the integral development of their students and above all to the effort of each parent and student. Lyanne Azqueta, gave a motivating speech, encouraging students to pursue their path to hope, not let fear deprive them of pursuing their dreams and surround themselves with people who make them better human beings and professionals. She also announced that new technical offers will be opened that will expand the options for student development. These are: Development of Computer Applications, Hospitality, Design & Confection and Beauty & Aesthetics.

Yiraldi Tapia and Miguel Ángel Herrera Morla were the students of honor this year. During their speech, they thanked God and the Foundation for helping them follow their dreams and for their continued support by making them feel part of a great family. The students affirmed that they are now beginning a new stage in their lives, closing one chapter and opening another, full of goals and plans, including job offers in progress.

Photos and information courtesy of Fundación MIR

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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!