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.
“Other Than Education and Culture, What Else Are you Offering?” The Story of Fundación Tropicalia’s 10 Years in Miches
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.
We celebrated the 8th edition of the PRyME celebration with the educational community
On January 28, we hosted the annual celebration of our School Renovation and Maintenance Program (PRyME) with more than 300 guests from the Miches school community - teachers, principals, community members, etc. - Educational District 12-04, local authorities and the Ministry of Education (MINERD).
We signed a collaboration agreement with UNIBE
Fundación Tropicalia and private university “Universidad Iberoamericana” (also known as UNIBE) signed an agreement to promote collaboration between the two institutions through programs aimed at contributing to the social development of Miches.
Fundación Tropicalia Honored by Global Tourism Agency
Fundación Tropicalia was honored by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at the agency’s 13th UNTWO Awards ceremony held at the International Tourism Trade Fair in Madrid.
Prestigious institutions recognize our work in 2016
In 2016, Fundación Tropicalia has been honored on four occasions by prestigious organizations, both for its global work and for its programs.
We continue to move forward with COOPROMI in 2016
2016 has been a year full of progress and positive news for COOPROMI (Cooperative of production, work and multiple services of Miches).
In-school programs for students in Miches
Each year, Fundación Tropicalia runs a supplementary activities program in Miches public schools to support students’ interests in and aptitude for the arts and critical and creative thinking.
We continue to increase our rescue efforts of Miches coasts
Fundación Tropicalia has continued its support, awareness and conservation efforts of the coasts and beaches of Miches with multiple actions, as part of their work of its Environment area.
I’m a Girl, I’m Important (Soy niña, soy importante) draws to a close
During the months of July and August we celebrated the fourth edition of “Soy niña,
soy importante” (SNSI) or I’m a girl, I’m Important all-girls summer day camp. This year we were able to meet our goal yet again - 250 girls ages 9-12 from Miches had the summer of their lives!
¡Miches, sí!, a business program oriented to sustainable tourism
As part of our project 'Inclusion of the Micro and Small Enterprise into the Sustainable Tourism Supply Chain in Miches', we have developed ¡Miches, sí! (or “Miches, Yes!”): a business program focused on strengthening local business and supporting new ventures that cater to tourism and agricultural sustainability.
Empowering girls in Dominican Republic through annual "Soy niña, soy importante" summer camp
Fundación Tropicalia launches its 2016 summer program for girls called “Soy Niña, Soy Importante” (SNSI: ‘I’m a Girl, I’m Important’) in the developing community of Miches. The camp provides a safe, educational and fun environment in an effort to teach at-risk 9-12 years old girls about healthy living and personal and career development.
'GLORIA', an Art Exhibition on Experiences Dominican Women Face
A portion of the proceeds received from art pieces sold will be used to support SNSI (“I’m a Girl, I’m Important”), a summer camp for girls living in vulnerable environments in Miches.
Eight years of driving sustainable development in Miches
Throughout our eight years of work in Miches, we have developed multiple projects around four key areas: the environment, socio-cultural advocacy, productivity and education. Here are a few infographics that show, for each area, the results and achievements of our work.
Christmas is here and with it comes a time filled with hope, joy and peace. It is a special time of closeness and sharing with friends and family to feed and strengthen the bonds of love and friendship. So these days, we must let ourselves be spread by the feeling of solidarity and understanding, forgiveness, affection and love, especially to those most in need.
As the summer dwindles down and the kids get ready to go back to school, we say good-bye to another wonderful summer and the successful completion of the “Soy Niña, Soy Importante” (SNSI) or “I’m a Girl, I’m Important” summer camp.