The Esperanza Project is a non-profit organization working to enrich the lives and futures of children and teens in Cabrera, Dominican Republic through community-focused education. Our educational programs are run by a group of energetic and highly qualified educators from around the world, who are focused on providing an affordable (in some cases - free), yet very high quality, English-based education. We aim to create a differentiated learning environment for students with diverse learning needs so that all students feel safe, cared for, and able to reach their highest potential. We are the school for every child.
WHERE YOU'LL FIND US
The Esperanza Project is located in the quiet, picturesque town of Cabrera on the beautiful North coast of the Dominican Republic. Cabrera is a small, unique town with very little tourism infrastructure, despite having some of the most beautiful beaches in the country all within a 10 to 20 minute drive of the downtown area. Along with the exceptional beaches, Cabrera also boasts home to several fresh water pools, waterfalls, and lush vegetation. Cabrera is a very special and unique little town which The Esperanza Project is incredibly proud to call ‘home’.
Shanon from USA
“The month I spent volunteering at Camp Esperanza has by far been the most rewarding, amazing experience thus far in my life. The town of Cabrera and the locals are so welcoming and make you feel at home instantly. The homestay families are incredible as well. I still keep in touch with my family and think about them constantly. As for the Camp, I cannot put into words just how amazing it is. The energetic, smart, and at times crazy campers will capture a piece of your heart. The kids were by far my favorite part of this entire trip and the sole reason I applied for this opportunity. Just walking into the camp you can see and feel the joy that shines through all the kids. Their contagious smiles will make your day the moment you get to camp and leave you with a similar one that will stay with you all day long. The camp is set up in a way that gets everyone, both young and old campers and even volunteers, excited to participate and have a blast all day long. I am also so thankful for the great friendships I created while volunteering at Camp Esperanza. It is incredible how close you become with the other volunteers and how quickly you create life long friendships. I knew I was going to Cabrera to volunteer and be a counselor, what I did not know was how much of an impact Camp Esperanza, the kids, and town would have on my life. I have learned so much from this experience, created memories, lifelong friendships, and found a new piece of myself. Fiona and Anthony are doing something I could only dream of doing someday. They are bringing people of all ages, from all over the world together to learn, laugh, and spread hope. They forever have a place in my heart and I thank them for what they are doing in the town of Cabrera.”