New Horizons is a school, and a philosophy, that offers educational enrichment to children ages 7-10 who live in the poorest rural areas of the Dominican Republic.
The New Horizons philosophy is that every child deserves the opportunity to lead a fulfilling life at home, at school, and in the community and that some children need extra help to see how far they can go and how much they can achieve. The New Horizons school is free and offers both after-school and weekend classes to children in English, the Arts, Music, and Environmental Care. The classes are small, the instruction is based on the individual needs of the child, and the teachers are experienced professionals. In addition to the classes, the New Horizons students will go on field trips, engage in community service activities, and plan special projects. Nutritious food will be available to the students as well as periodic medical check-ups.
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Casa de Orientacion y Desarollo Real (CODR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children living in the rural areas of the Dominican Republic through education. For both the individual and the society in which they live, educational attainment is related to a number of positive outcomes–social, psychological, and economic. For the past seven years, CODR has advanced opportunities for rural children and youth in the D.R. through three main programs: Student Housing, New Horizons, and PAW.