Barrios Saludables Ninos Sanos

Students at Gregorio Luperon in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic
Barrios Saludables Ninos Sanos (HN/HK) is a partnership with Vermont Institute on the Caribbean and Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.


Gregorio Luperon and Los Dominguez
Puerto Plata
Dominican Republic

Shelburne Farms began a partnership with Vermont Institute on the Caribbea during the 2007-2008 school year in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.   In two schools - Gregorio Luperon and Los Dominquez -  hundreds of youth developed a vision for an ideal community and a good quality of life.  Then they researched whatthey could do to improve their community. Working with city council, parentteacher organizations, and community partners, they have begun a process of cleaning up their neighborhoods, educating community members on what they can do to improve their community, and sharing their thoughts with elected officials. This project is the first of its kind in the City of Puerto Plata with plans for expansion into more schools each year.

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