Dominican Republic

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Kids from the Renacer School, Angelita School, Yuli School and Politenico School work together to develop their sound.

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Jeilin, 12, Cristian, 14, Avin, Elian, Yan, 17, Frakeli, 14, Negrito, 13

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DR-school-heading-1942417504-1550886159542.jpgin collaboration with the

Osborn Elementary School

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Dominican Republic Exchange Facilitator: Basilis Corcino
BPF Partner Organization:  Haitian Relief Organization
Director: Henry Heyne
Photographer: Ingrid Kaempfert

US Exchange Facilitator: Rye City School District Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Sheryl Goffman
Osborn School 5th Grade Teacher:  Amy CarmanOsborn School 5th Grade Teacher: Corie Buonanno

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Osborn Elementary School students from Rye, NY, USA, created friendship bracelets, “loveys,” which are small blanket squares, and hand written notes to send to Dominican students at the Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School.  Touched by the gesture of goodwill, the students at the Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School worked on bracelets to return to the kids in the United States. 

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* While most of the handmade gifts and notes were sent from Osborn Elementary School kids, enthusiastic Rye Middle School and Rye High School kids who heard about the project also voluntarily contributed letters and bracelets for the exchange.

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Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School kids receiving handmade gifts sent by 5th grade students from the Osborn Elementary School.

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Marino Caraballo Rodriguez School students creating bracelets to send back to the kids at the Osborn School, in Rye, NY

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Program Founder and Director:  Davilmar Maceene

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Fundación Luz Maccene School (FLMACS) is a nonprofit educational institution for Haitian orphans living in the Dominican Republic.  While the school focuses on core academic classes and job skills, rather than art, they would like to find ways to partner with Big Picture Foundation.  The school will try to give kids cameras and encourage them to take photos of the world around them.  As a first global collaboration, Director Maceene has asked if our Rye, NY homebase kids could help the Fundación Luz Maccene School build a website.

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This is the first ar(t)chives submission for the Dominican Republic

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