We create opportunities for individuals and groups to provide direct medical care and health education to Dominican and Haitian communities in partnership with local physicians and medical staff.
Persons from all medical specialties are needed, and those with expertise across the many allied health professions are encouraged to participate. Specific opportunities include:
1. Nurses: Multiple trips per year are scheduled, and we are prepared to accept additional nursing schools and groups of nurses. Our intent is to have groups of nurses in country on a monthly basis (except during the summer months) to enable the care of not only acute diseases, but also management of chronic disease and monitoring and support of child development. Please click here to download a description of nursing mission trip programs in PDF format.
Please click here to download a copy of a recent publication by Dr. Axley describing our nursing trips in PDF format.
2. Physicians: We are prepared to schedule trips with groups of physicians who want to provide medical care in the Dominican Republic and Haiti. All specialties are needed and we have Dominican and Haitian physicians who are prepared to work together with you. In addition, visits and lecture opportunities at Dominican Republic medical centers can be arranged.
3. Occupational therapists: We have had interest from a number of OT's in the USA. If you are interested in serving as a co-leader of such a group, please contact Ken Culver.
If you are interested in participating in the "Partners in Healthcare" program, please contact email@example.com or call 973-813-6122.
This program provides a number of opportunities for participation. Trips are available for educators and college students studying education to experience a cross-cultural exchange with educators and college students in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Kenya.
There are also opportunities to sponsor and help support individual elementary schools and their students in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Kenya through the Dominikids, Haitikids and Kenyakids programs. In addition, the "Advance Education" program provides much needed financial support for High school and College students. Each of these sponsorship programs provides educational opportunities to students who would not be attending school otherwise, from preschool through graduate school. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
These programs enable non-schooled children and adults to attend school by providing tuition assistance and supplies. Donations of educational materials including backpacks, one-subject notebooks, pens, pencils, crayons, maps (Spanish), and Spanish classroom books are also needed. Children in the Dominikids, Haitikids and Kenyakids elementary school program can be sponsored for just $175 per year (including a $10 administrative fee) and students in the Advance Education (high school and college level) program can be sponsored for $375 per year (including a $15 administrative fee)for the 2011-2012 school year.
Raising funds in US schools to support children in these programs is also an excellent way to involve US students in helping others abroad and expanding their understanding of other children and their lives in developing countries. For example, classes have had Skype calls with their “sister” classes in the Dominican Republic and exchanged book marks and notes.
If you are interested in participating in the "Partners in Education" program, please contact email@example.com.
We can use your assistance in marketing handcrafted items produced by Dominican, Haitian and Kenyan women and men. Retailers, churches and individuals can sell the items, thereby providing an income for families. Any proceeds derived by the Foundation for Peace from their sale are used for poverty relief projects in their communities. The list of items is growing.
If you are interested in participating in the "Economic Development" program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
A variety of churches and other groups from the U.S. participate in mission trips co-led by Foundation for Peace staff members each year. While most occur in the summer, they can be scheduled throughout the year. In 2010, the Foundation for Peace led more than 30 trips to serve hand in hand with the people in the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Kenya.
These multi-faceted trips are focused on developing relationships with the people with whom we work and serve. Typical activities include construction (e.g. schools, clinics, water purification systems and churches), provision of medical care, and educational programs (e.g. disease prevention, games). For church-based groups, evangelism and children's Bible school programs are also included.
If you are interested in participating in the "Summer Mission trip" program, please contact email@example.com, to download an information sheet in PDF format click here, or sign up online on this web site at mission trips application
Church and non-church groups from the United States can schedule fall, winter and spring mission trips under the leadership of Foundation for Peace staff. These trips are multi-faceted focused on developing friendships with the Dominicans and/or Haitians including construction, medical care and educational programs. While the summer programs are all Christian mission trips, trips in the fall, winter and spring may or may not be, depending upon which group is organizing them. The cost will also vary depending upon the length of the trip and the type of construction project.
If you are interested in participating in the "Fall, Winter and Spring Mission Trips" program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This program provides for cultural exchange between pastors and church leaders from abroad with those in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Kenya. Field education opportunities are also available for seminary and college students.
If you are interested in participating in the "Partners in Ministry" program, please contact email@example.com.
In rural areas of the Dominican Republic and Haiti, many people not only lack clean drinkable water, but also sanitary facilities. As a result, they have to take care of basic needs in unhealthy ways such as using sugar cane fields. For $800, you can provide a desperately needed latrine (outhouse) or a septic tank for a group of families. A share of the latrine construction cost is $80.
The burden of illness in the poorest communities is significant. Much of the infectious illness can be eliminated through the provision of clean, affordable water. There are a number of ways that you can get involved in clean water projects.
In addition, chronic illness plagues many, especially the elderly, who lack access to basic healthcare. The Foundation has opened two medical clinics (in San Miguel and Tres Brazos) to serve the needy in the Dominican Republic and we would like to open one in Pantoja. We are seeking funding for physician and nurse salaries, medical supplies and medications for these clinics at a cost of $800 per month per clinic (a share of the cost for one week is $200).
Please consider donating to these important needs today by clicking here to donate on-line or by mailing a check payable to Foundation for Peace and mail to: Foundation for Peace, P.O. Box 424, Ironia, NJ 07845.