The ReCrearte Program Reaches Over 2,000 Dominicans in 2014January 13, 2015
The ReCrearte program, an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), far surpassed the 30 workshops it had set as a goal in early 2014, and , thus, has benefitted more than 2,000 people in the Dominican Republic. A total of 85 workshops, which involved members from all walks of life and empowered the most marginalized groups of society, took place in 60 neighborhoods and
communities across the country.
The program, created in 2012 and coordinated by Bertha Santana, expanded this year to offer communities and local organizations not just one, but a series of workshops through which members of the community were taught the art of recycling and creating objects from waste. At the same time, they learned how to create an alternative source of income.
The ReCrearte workshops are offered to the public and taught in
coordination with community organizations and private sector institutions that are interested in spreading the message of environmental conservation. Among the institutions with which the program worked last year, the Eco Loyola Group; the Correctional Center; the Mirador Cultural Center; Pronatura; the Perelló Cultural Center; the American School; and the Progresando con Solidaridad and Espacios para Crecer programs, both sponsored by the office of the
Vice President of the Republic; the Bani Rehabilitation Center for Women; the Welfare and Harmony Foundation of Azua; the Peace Corps; the Fe Vida Abundante Center in San Cristobal; the UNAPEC University, and the INCA Industrial Park.