PCVs teach Spanish in the Dominican Republic

Peace Corps Dominican Republic is currently the only Peace Corps program with a program focused on Spanish literacy. Spanish Primary School Literacy Promoter Volunteers provide critical support to enhance Spanish literacy rates within the Dominican education system. Volunteers work in Spanish to support childhood literacy in the native language of the Dominican Republic.

By strengthening childhood literacy programs, Volunteers strive to decrease the number of children who are over-age for their grade, repeat grades, or who drop out of school. The work of Volunteers and their Dominican counterparts helps to lay a foundation for students’ lifelong learning and supports communities’ development priorities through access to quality education, effective reading and writing skills.

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