Why - Education is the most effective way to reduce poverty

Investing in education is, without a doubt, the single most effective way of reducing poverty.

The result of education in developing countries is dramatic. Education not only raises income levels, but it improves health conditions, promotes gender equality, and combats corruption - ultimately reducing poverty.

  • Gives people critical skills and tools to help them better provide for themselves and their children
  • Helps people work better and can create opportunities for sustainable and viable economic growth now and into the future
  • Helps fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and other diseases, reduces mother and child mortality and helps improve health
  • Encourages transparency, good governance, stability and helps fight against graft and corruption.

What - The towns of Mendoza and Las Terrenas Schools

ACES efforts are currently centered on the community of Mendoza in the city of Santo Domingo.  Educational programs are being developed which will support area children and adults.  Also, we have partnered with the International School in Las Terrenas, providing scholarship support for native children as well as facility enhancement and repair.

A group of students from the Cabon Community