Project Esperanza has been empowering education initiatives in the Dominican Republic since 2006. We call the schools we began supporting and now run “grassroots schools” as they are all founded by locals who are burdened by the country’s failure to educate their youth. It has been our greatest desire to give these locals the tools they need to take matters into their own hands. However, Project Esperanza as an organization cannot take on the responsibility of all of the educators who contact us, who have made sacrifices in order to run little schools on no pay, who daily buy snacks for their students out of their pocket money, and who scrounge up collections from parents in order to buy books. We can, however, share what we have learned so that others can take responsibility over such initiatives. We can also offer a registered non-profit through which sponsors and educators can unite.
The mission of Grassroots Schools Global Affiliates is to provide organizational materials and a pathway to connect educational initiatives around the world with sponsors who believe in education and wish to support such initiatives. The materials and pathway we provide ensure optimum transparency and communication between sponsors, school faculty, and parents of students. If you have been looking for a way to get your grassroots educational initiative supported or to empower a local third world community, you have come to the right place.