Poverty is a worldwide issue, however, little by little we can work towards diminishing this problem. Unfortunately, there are many children in foreign countries that are unable to receive a proper education because they do not have the necessary tools. Fibernetics, the parent company of NEWT, has been attempting to change the lives of children in the Dominican Republic for the past four years through their Backpacks for Kids program.
Fibernetics has a presence within the Dominican Republic with their contact centre located there and the issue of poverty is evident throughout the country. Fibernetics Backpacks for Kids fundraiser provides children with various school supplies, materials that ultimately make education accessible for these individuals. Items like notebooks, pencils, erasers, glue, and other necessary supplies were provided to 127 children. In ceremonial fashion, each child was called up to come receive their backpack filled with school supplies, and after the conclusion of the event, 250 hotdogs and refreshing drinks were provided to all of the children and their families that were in attendance. In addition, children also received a gift certificate of $1000 peso, which will help these kids purchase a full school uniform, including pants, a dress shirt and a pair of socks.
In order to properly prepare for this event, tickets were distributed to children within various neighbourhoods to determine the amount of supplies that would be needed for this fundraiser. At the end of a successful day, there were 4 children that didn’t have a ticket, however, they attended the event hoping that Fibernetics could help out. Luckily, there were enough extra supplies to ensure all of these children received a backpack, a ticket to allow them to pursue dreams of an education.
These backpacks symbolize hope, a hope for a better tomorrow, a future filled with love and opportunity. The entire organization is excited and already looking forward to next year’s event!
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DR Giving Back Through the Backpacks for Kids Initiative