Fundación Tropicalia, through its program ‘Soy niña, soy importante’ (‘I’m a Girl, I’m Important or SNSI); and the Embassy of Canada in the Dominican Republic, signed an agreement for the development of the project 'SNSI in a Box', aimed at strengthening female inclusion and empowerment, as well as reducing risks of gender-based violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fundación Tropicalia and The Canadian Fund join forces for the social inclusion of Dominican girls and the fight against gender violence
SNSI 2020: Soy niña, soy importante in a Box
We are extremely proud to present Soy niña, soy importante in a Box (SNSI in a Box), an initiative that brings the magic of the SNSI summer camp to the homes of each of our girls in Miches, El Seibo province of the Dominican Republic.
SNSI News Regarding COVID-19
During these difficult times, as we face the challenges presented by COVID-19, we find ourselves taking additional steps to ensure the well-being of our girls and their families, volunteers, and staff. Given this unfortunate situation, we regret to inform you that our Soy niña, soy importante (I’m a girl, I’m important, or SNSI) summer camp has been postponed until we overcome this health emergency and have more clarity from authorities regarding the current school year, since our activities take place on school grounds.
Communication: An essential component to the development of Miches
We just published our 50th edition of our Community Newsletter and it is amazing to look back and see how far we’ve come!
Harvesting Development in Miches
This year we have seen many advances in our initiatives to boost the sustainable development of Miches. We have counted on the participation of community members, children, parents, and teachers, who have all come together to make the future we want a reality.
Another Year Where Girls Know How Important They Are
We have successfully completed another year of Soy niña, soy importante (I’m a Girl, I’m Important) summer camp, where 300 girls from Miches, ages 9 to 12, had the opportunity to share a week full of joy, games and lots of learning! One more year in which we strive to make sure these girls recognize how important they are for their families, their friends and, especially, for themselves.
Fundación Tropicalia Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with the Community of Miches
Fundación Tropicalia is celebrating its tenth anniversary in promoting the socioeconomic and environmental development of Miches, positioning this destination as a benchmark for sustainable tourism in the Dominican Republic and beyond.
How You Can Contribute To The Preservation Of Our Beaches
Holy Week (Semana Santa) is upon us once again, a time when many Dominicans and foreign tourists visit Miches to enjoy and discover the natural wonders that this beautiful municipality has to offer.
Teachers of Miches Participated in 512 Congress: "The Innovative Power of the Teacher" 2019
This past weekend we supported 512 Congress: "The Innovative Power of the Teacher", where 11 individuals from Miches participated in the event, including educators, guidance counselors and coordinators for the educational centers of La Gina, TV Centro La Gina and La Culebra.
We Support the Cultural Creativity of Miches Displayed in its Carnival
As part of Fundacion Tropicalia’s Sociocultural Advocacy program area, members of the foundation accompanied the community in its celebration of one of the most picturesque and colorful festivals, the traditional Carnival of Miches.
Girls of Miches Will Be Future Leaders of the Dominican Republic
In celebration of International Women's Day, we are proud to present Priscila Peña and Yaysi Díaz, the two young women who will participate as representatives of the El Seibo province in the Future Leaders Summit of the Dominican Republic, organized by the Embassy of Canada.
Fundación Tropicalia Values International Collaboration to Expand Development Opportunities
At Fundación Tropicalia we are convinced there is extensive value in international collaboration to expand development opportunities for the communities we work with, and for this reason, we approached the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to request the assignment of one of their Japanese program volunteers to collaborate with us in Miches (JICA).
“Other Than Education and Culture, What Else Are you Offering?” The Story of Fundación Tropicalia’s 10 Years in Miches
For the past 10 years, Fundación Tropicalia has been working in the community of Miches, Dominican Republic, supporting the environmental and socioeconomic development of the region, working alongside international organizations, the public and private sectors, academia and civil society organizations.
Who says that girls don’t like science?
UNESCO statistics reveal that only 30% of women around the world choose higher education in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Globally, female student enrollment is particularly low in with a mere 3% in data sciences and technology, 5% in natural sciences, mathematics and statistics, and 8% in engineering, manufacturing and construction.
Miches works for its cultural and environmental sustainability
This year's efforts to enhance the value of the unique beaches of the municipality of Miches have been an example of integration and empowerment.
Creating opportunities with the scholarship program
Since 2011, Fundación Tropicalia and Universidad ISA (UISA) have shared the same vision, offering opportunities for young talents in the province of El Seibo to better themselves. This is how the scholarship program that fosters inclusion in higher education and cultural exchange is born.
We fullfilled our project for supply chain inclusion in Miches
The project “Inclusion of Micro and Small Enterprises (MSEs) in the Sustainable Tourism Supply Chain in Miches” has been implemented since 2013 by Fundación Tropicalia in partnership with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB/MIF) with a global investment of almost a million dollars.
Motivational talks to promote leadership in Miches
This initiative, led by Fundación Tropicalia in partnership with the Multilateral Investment Fund of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB / MIF), seeks to empower local producers and entrepreneurs.
The Condition of Girls in the Dominican Republic
Did you know the Dominican Republic is the 5th country in Latin America and the Caribbean with the highest teen pregnancy rate? And did you know 44% of teenage school dropouts are a result of early pregnancy? In 2016, more than 790,000 (37%) of Dominican girls were married before reaching the age of 18.
Meet our new Ambassadors Network in favor of girls
Once again we come together to help the girls of Miches with the 2017 edition of “Soy niña, soy importante” (SNSI) or “I’m a Girl, I’m Important” summer camp, with the mission of offering at-risk girls 9 to 12 years old a fun, safe and educational experience.
REDDOM and Fundación Tropicalia have launched an innovative project that seeks to strengthen and diversify agriculture in the municipality of Miches, located in the province of El Seibo.
During the months of July and August, Fundación Tropicalia will hold "I'm a Girl, I'm important", a summer camp aimed at girls aged 9-12 years, whose purpose is to promote a fun, safe and educational space, where they learn their rights and can exercise their role of being girls.