We believe that learning changing lives! 

In the Dominican Republic, more than 40% of children are uneducated and only 60% of children complete their primary education; the average dropout age is 8 years old.
These children are unable to reach their full potential due to low levels of education and high levels of poverty. Without a chance at an education, the cycle of poverty perpetuates.

Since 2014 we have been watching our students grow and develop so much through the propriety programs we have initiated at our partner elementary school, Centro Educativo Toribio. Over the course of just one year we have recorded a 20% improvement in Literacy and have seen significant growth in learning capacity along with confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.

In 2018, the Dominican Ministry of Education ranked our school as the #1 school in the country!

Our students are growing up fast and are starting to age out of our Elementary School losing access to Education and a safe learning place at the most vulnerable years of their lives.

For them, we are building a Secondary School! Our goal is to open the Secondary School for the next school year beginning August 2020.

We have secured ownership of the land and construction is well under-way.

We would love to have you involved in this legacy project, in any capacity which you can give. There are naming opportunities for larger donations but every little bit counts. 100% of the funds donated will go towards employing local contractors and building this school for our students. Please join us is creating long-lasting permanent change and being a part of something bigger than yourself.

Ruben's Shoes Society is a Registered Canadian Charity.
All donations greater than $25 will receive a Tax Receipt.  

Charitable Number: 817268535  RR0001

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