• Conference on How “Plastic and Other Solid Waste Harms the Environment and Biodiversity” in Santo Domingo

    March 13, 2019

    On March 12 dozens of teachers from different regions of the Dominican Republic participated in a conference entitled “Plastic and Other Solid Waste Harms the Environment and Biodiversity” at the Funglode Headquarters in Santo Domingo. The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), […]

  • Final Conferences of Geography Week 2019 Focused on Biodiversity and Climate Change

    January 31, 2019

    Two final conferences were held during the framework of Plan LEA’s 2019 Geography Week: one workshop on the relationship between biodiversity and human wellbeing and another concerning the impact of solid waste on climate change. Both events were held at the auditoriom of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development’s (GFDD) sister organization in the […]

  • Plastic and Solid Waste Pollution Among the Topics Discussed at Funglode

    January 25, 2019

    More than 100 teachers had the opportunity to exchange ideas and share opinions about changes implemented at their schools to reduce plastic and solid waste. As part of the ongoing events for the 2019 version of Geography Week, Listín Diario’s Plan LEA held a conference entitled “Plastic and Other Solid Wastes Are Harming the Environment and Biodiversity” […]

  • GFDD Hosts Leadership Workshop in Connecticut with Dominican Businesswoman

    October 19, 2018

    On the evening of October 18, 2018, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD/Funglode), the Latina Women Association and New Opportunities hosted a special conference in Torrington, Connecticut entitled “Las 4 P’s del liderazgo modern: Preparación, Planificación, Persistencia y Persona” (The 4 P’s of Modern Leadership: Preparation, Planning, Persistence and Persona) led by Dominican businesswoman Linda Valette.

  • Global Foundation for Democracy and Development Hosts Workshop on Latin Women Entrepreneurs

    September 20, 2018

    The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) hosted this past September 18 a training workshop for Hispanic women titled “Latin Women Entrepreneurs:  Learning How to Create and Expand Your Company,” led by business specialist and speaker Diana Zuluaga.

  • GFDD/Funglode to Hold Workshop for Latina Entrepreneurs in New York

    August 6, 2018

    As part of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development’s (GFDD/Funglode) commitment to supporting the advancement and training of the Latino community in New York, the organization will be offering a workshop entitled “Latina Entrepreneurs: Learn How to Create and Expand Your Business” led by renowned business specialist Diana Zuluaga.

  • ReCrearte Comes to Santo Domingo’s Galería 360 Mall

    June 26, 2017

    On June 11th and 25th program coordinator Lucia Marte, on behalf of GFDD/Funglode’s ReCrearte Program held workshops in Santo Domingo’s Galería 360 Mall. At the workshops, children aged 3 to 11 years old learned to recycle both paper and plastic products. All told, over 60 children accompanied by approximately 110 adults participated; learning the value of common waste products, raising awareness for environmental issues, and promoting the protection of planet Earth and its natural

  • ReCrearte Holds Workshop and Recycled Art Exhibition as Part of APEC University’s Environmental Week

    June 9, 2017

    In accordance with its mission to spread awareness about environmental issues and promote environmental sustainability, the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) ReCrearte program participated in APEC University’s 2017 Environmental Week with an art exhibition and workshop led by Lucia Marte, the ReCrearte coordinator.

  • ReCrearte and Recicla 360 Join Forces to Promote Recycling Art with Three Workshops for Little Children

    June 5, 2017

    GFDD’s recycling art program, ReCrearte, will participate in the fourth edition of Recicla 360, in Santo Domingo, with three children’s workshops. In commemoration of World Recycling Day and World Environment Day, Recicla 360, which will be held at the Galería 360 shopping center, includes the participation of specialized presenters and artists who bring a fresh and creative vision to the environment, sustainable development and best practices, so that the whole family can take care
    of the planet.

  • Five and Six Year Old Students from Two Santo Domingo Schools Take Part in Fun, Educational Recycling Workshops

    April 28, 2017

    ReCrearte coordinator Lucia Marte had a busy day on Thursday, April 27, when she facilitated creative recycling activities at Escuela Higuero Abajo and Escuela Perantuen in Santo Domingo, DR.  Marte’s first stop was in the morning at Escuela Higuero Abajo, where she was joined by 14 students, as well as two teachers from that school.

  • ReCrearte Participates in Colegio New Horizons’ Global Expo 2017 with an Art Recycling Workshop in Santo Domingo

    April 6, 2017

    ReCrearte joined together with the Dominican Republic’s Center for Agricultural and Forest Development (CEDAF, for its acronym in Spanish) to host on Wednesday, April 5 a recycling presentation and workshop with 62 students from the Colegio New Horizons, in Santo Domingo, DR. These activities were among many at the school’s Global Expo 2017.

  • ReCrearte Holds 8 Workshops with More than 250 Students from Across the Country

    April 3, 2017

    Throughout the month of March, ReCrearte, an initiative of the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD), held eight art recycling workshops with nearly 250 students from schools across the Dominican Republic. Done in collaboration with the ECOESUELA project of the Dominican Republic Institute for Environmental Law (IDARD, for its acronym in Spanish), the projects intended to promote environmental awareness and recycling efforts among young people by engaging them in fun
    recycling activities and discussions.

  • 18 Students from All Over the Country Complete the Successful Workshop Globo Verde Dominicano Lab 2017 in Santo Domingo

    March 20, 2017

    A total of 18 students from all over the country attended the 2017 edition of the workshop Globo Verde Dominicano Lab, a project sponsored by the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) in Santo Domingo.

  • Globo Verde Dominicano Lab: Free Workshop from March 13 to 17 in Santo Domingo

    February 23, 2017

    The Dominican Environmental Film Festival and Globo Verde Dominicano Award are organizing a free film workshop from March 13 to 17, to be held at Funglode{s headquarters, with the title: “From Idea to Screen: How to Make Environmental Documentaries.” The instructor, director of documentaries and professor, Gabriel will work personally with each participant to help them develop their short film ideas, design main characters, write the script, choose a technical team and plan and
    prepare content. The projects will be sent to the Globo Verde Dominicano competition.

  • Calasanz School Students Learn to Reduce the Use of Plastic Bags through Recycling

    November 20, 2016

    Within the framework of the celebrations for Family Month at Colegio Calasanz, the ReCrearte Program, an initiative of GFDD / Funglode, offered 5 workshops in the academic institution. More than 300 children between 4 and 9 years old attended the workshops taught by the program’s coordinator, Bertha Santana, from November 15 to 17.

  • Promoting Environmental Conscientiousness and Sustainable Practices through Community Engagement during the DREFF

    August 15, 2016

    In an effort to promote sustainability and to engage Dominicans to take action, DREFF will put on several community activities during the week of the festival, from September 13th to the 18th. These activities will range from exploratory walks to workshops to social media competitions. DREFF aims to allow Dominicans to explore and enjoy the natural beauty of their homeland while simultaneously encouraging them to take a part in planning for its sustainability. In accordance with
    this year´s slogan “Yo soy sostenible”, these activities will emphasize the importance of taking an active role in conservation today to live sustainably in the future.

  • “Social Networks and their Impact on Education”: GFDD Workshop at the Salomé Ureña Educational Center

    July 26, 2016

    The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) organized a workshop as part of New York City’s Salomé Ureña Education Center. The workshop, “Social Networks and their Impact on Education,” was given on July 25 by Paul Goris, Director of Education and Educational Technologies of Funglode.

  • Cuba Welcomes with Great Enthusiasm Dominican Environmental Films and Recycled Art

    April 26, 2016

    The Dominican Environmental Film Festival, an initiative of Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), was present at the 12th Festival del Cine Pobre de Gibara, in Holguin, Cuba, held from April 20 to 24, with a busy agenda:  screening of three documentaries—two GFDD productions and the winner of Premio Globo Verde Dominicano 2015—promoting creative recycling; and participating in a panel commemorating Earth

  • More than 300 Students Attend the ReCrearte Workshop Series Hosted in Collaboration with Eco Escuelas Program

    April 19, 2016

    Friday, April 15 concluded the series of creative recycling workshops offered by the GFDD program ReCrearte, as part of the Instituto de Derecho Ambiental de la República Dominicana´s project Eco Escuelas. The workshops were taught in a total of nine schools, with the aim of raising awareness about today”s environmental challenges and promoting good practices on recycling and sustainable development.

  • Parents and Children Learn About Creative Recycling at School

    March 18, 2016

    As part of a series of workshops, organized by GFDD’s ReCrearte program through March in New York, on Wednesday the 16th, Juan Pablo Duarte School opened its doors to around 60 parents and 30 children. The workshop by  ReCrearte coordinator Bertha Santana was possible thanks to the collaboration of the institution´s Parents Association, in particular Carmen Rojas, and the support of the Dominican Consulate in NY.

  • Children Learn to Create Art from Trash at the Riverfront Library in Yonkers

    March 16, 2016

    The Riverfront Library of Yonkers, New York, hosted Yesterday a group of 32 children who learned about creating art with discarded materials that would normally end up in the trash bin. As part of a series of workshops, organized by GFDD’s ReCrearte program, children will learn to turn trash into new objects and create recycled art at the hand of project coordinator Bertha Santana. The children, with great enthusiasm, were making bookmarks from old library flyers and
    buttons.  The program will run throughout March in different locations in New York.

  • Join Us to Celebrate Recycled Art!

    March 8, 2016

    ReCrearte, an initiative of GFDD/Funglode, focuses on the three R’s of sustainability- reduce, reuse, and recycle. Workshops concentrate on repurposing discarded materials into new objects that can be sold for income and waste that can be turned into art. Bertha Santana, the program’s coordinator will be visiting New York City for a series of workshops throughout the city.

  • Old T-shirts Become Tote Bags at CTC Boca Chica

    March 1, 2016

    A group of 22 participants, mostly women, from young students to adults, gathered at a creative recycling workshop organized by ReCrearte to learn about environmental responsibility.  The workshop took place at the CTC Boca Chica in Santo Domingo on February 29 and was coordinated by Bertha Santana.

  • More than 200 professor of Social and Natural Sciences attend workshop in leadup to 23rd Geography Week

    January 19, 2016

    As part of the preparatory events for the 23rd annual Geography Week, the auditorium of the Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode) hosted more than 200 social and natural sciences teachers, who received information on the significance of the slogan for this year’s event: “Let’s Explore! The Power of the Island’s Geography.”

  • Villa Serena Hotel Hosts ReCrearte Workshop Series as Part of Social Responsibility Program

    November 15, 2015

    A creative recycling program was held at the scenic Villa Serena Hotel in Las Galeras, Samaná as part of the hotel’s social responsibility program. ReCrearte, an initiative of GFDD/Funglode, is coordinated by Bertha Santana and focuses on the three R’s of sustainability- reduce, reuse, and recycle. Workshops concentrate on repurposing discarded materials into new objects that can be sold for income.

  • Suzan Beraza and David Byars Share Their Secrets for Creating Impact Documentaries

    May 15, 2015

    Seeking to encourage young Dominican filmmakers, the Globo Verde Dominicano Award and the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) presented the workshop “Creating and developing concepts for short film documentaries.” The presentation took place yesterday in Santo Domingo at Funglode’s headquarters. During a lively class led by documentary filmmakers Suzan Beraza and David Byars, 60+ participants had the opportunity to learn basic techniques for developing a
    documentary film and some “secrets” to creating works of impact.

  • Creating and Developing Concepts for Short Documentaries

    May 13, 2015

    The goal of the workshop, “Creating and Developing Concepts for Short Documentaries” for young filmmakers and potential competitors of the fourth edition of the Globo Verde Dominicano competition, seeks to encourage students and professionals to create audiovisual material capable of generating awareness around the importance of environmental conservation and sustainable development.

  • 200 Dominicans Teachers Learn about Creative Ways of Recycling Waste

    February 18, 2015

    Raising awareness through school, family and community, and the importance of caring for the planet to ensure the feeding supply for future generations: this was the main theme of the conference-workshop organized on February 13 by GFDD/Funglode, the LEA Plan educational program and the Listin Diario newspaper, as part of activities marking the XXII edition of the Week of Geography.

  • The ReCrearte Program Reaches Over 2,000 Dominicans in 2014

    January 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.