Partners

Our partners are local communities, Dominican non-governmental organizations, and international NGOs and universities. General inquiries can be made to info@bateylibertad.org, including information on group and individual fundraising opportunities, medical donations, and soccer equipment drives. For specific projects or partners, below is a list of contacts by broad subject area (with plenty of overlap).

EDUCATION (educación)

To learn more about upcoming service-learning courses offered through the University of Vermont in partnership with Batey Libertad and other communities and NGOs on the island, visit the UVM faculty-led programs abroad page.

To support or volunteer as a teaching fellow in the the Deportes para la Vida HIV/AIDS prevention education program (formerly Futbol para la Vida), contact: jon.erickson@uvm.edu.  DPV is now run by the DREAM Project, based on Cabarete, and continues to be part of the international Grassroot Soccer network.

To sponsor a high school or college student from Batey Libertad or participate in a service-learning trip, visit Education Across Borders or contact them at info@educationacrossborders.org.

To volunteer as a camp counselor for the DREAM Project’s Guzman Ariza summer camp, contact: info@dominicandream.org.

HEALTH (salud)

To donate medicine, volunteer medical services, or sponsor critical care patients at community health clinics at Batey Libertad, contact: patricia.erickson@uvm.edu.

To assist a regional hospital and medical mission which supports Batey Libertad and many other communities in the Santiago region, visit the Institute for Latin American Concern or contact them at: ilac@creighton.edu.

To donate to or volunteer for medical missions in bateyes in the south coast of the DR, visit the Batey Relief Alliance or contact them at: bra@bateyrelief.org.

HUMAN RIGHTS (derechos humanos)

To inquire about how to work for human rights in batey and other marginalized communities in the Dominican Republic, visit MUDHA (Movement of Dominican – Haitian Women) or contact them at: mudha@hotmail.com.


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