Dominican Republic - The Center for Haitian Children

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The Story Behind The Center

Pastor Jose Pye is a Dominican Haitian living in the Dominican Republic. He visited the Anamuya area about 12 years ago. At that time, it was a place that was looked down on. The pastor had a vision in which he was told that through his ministry, the sun will shine in this area. He started a ministry with his wife. They initially were caring for many orphan children, but then in 2014, their building was tragically burned down, and they have not had a structure that can serve the community since then.

Pastor Jose Pye, his wife, and other adults in this community will serve the daily needs of the community through this Center. Our non-profit organizations will also continue to oversee, advise, and mentor the local leaders to help ensure the childrens’ needs continue to be met in the most effective ways.

The purpose of the center is to provide a refuge that empowers Haitian children with the resources they need to realize more of their potential in life.  Most of these Haitian children are lacking educational and career opportunities. The Center will also serve as a school, a church, and a place to feed some of the children.

The primary goal is to connect these under-privileged children with a caring community that can provide them with resources which will enable them to have a better life. 

As our relationship continues, we hope to offer sponsorships, sustainable programs, English lessons, computer skills, and learning skills to make products that can be sold locally.

Thank you in advance for your generous contribution & donations

DR Community Center Location

The Center is located in the town of Anamuya on the east side of The Dominican Republic.  The primary focus on helping Haitian children and adolescents in the area.

The children being served are displaced children who come from a variety of backgrounds. While The Center is not an orphanage, some of the children are orphans with no family support. There are some children who may have a parent or family member who is not involved in their lives and not providing any support. Some belong to families who are migrant refugees who have come to the Dominican Republic seeking safety from heavy violence, corruption, or earthquakes in their home country of Haiti.

The center is now helping over 100 children. As the project continues throughout the future, we anticipate that many more children will benefit from The Center and its resources over time.

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DR Center Front

The Project

The Community Center will be a two story building. The first level will have an open multi-purpose area and kitchen. The second level will have a few classrooms and also some bedrooms for children facing hardships and needing temporary shelter.

This project is currently led by a collaborative partnership of multiple leaders and non-profit organizations.

HumanEkdromi is a humanitarian excursion business with a social impact focus. This organization is led by Illens Dort, a native Haitian business consultant who has now lived in the United States for the past 35 years and currently resides in Utah. He has led many humanitarian projects for Haitian communities in the Dominican Republic over the past several decades.

The Uprise is a non-profit entity dedicated to empowering children and youth who have been failed by other adults, systems, or institutions with the tools that will ignite their potential to live a joyful, successful, and fulfilling life. This organization is led by Robbie and Jessica Schaack who reside in New Braunfels, Texas.

Steve Spencer, who has done multiple technology start-up companies, served a two-year volunteer mission in Haiti and speaks Haitian Creole, is also involved with The Uprise.

DR Community Center

What Next

How much will The Center cost?

The Center will cost 2,244,407 Dominican Pesos which is equivalent to $40,000 USD.


Who is managing the donation funds?

Funds donated through the Go Fund Me page (see link below) are managed by The Uprise, a 501c3 non-profit organization, in collaboration with other project leaders mentioned above. 


How will the donated funds be spent? All funds will go directly towards the construction of The Center. 

Funds donated to The Uprise through the Go Fund Me Page will NOT be used to compensate any individuals or to fund any travel expenses for volunteers. The Uprise is a non-profit organization that is run strictly on a volunteer basis without administrative expenses or paid employees.


Are donations tax deductible?

Yes! We are a 501c3 organization. As a verified GoFundMe 501c3 charity, donations made through the Go Fund Me page will automatically receive a tax donation receipt via email.

We have a need to raise a few thousand dollars to fund all the work we’ve completed thus far.

We are going to wave our title of liberty flags for our Haitian brothers and sisters tomorrow. Will you join us?!


Thanks to your generous donations, we have made tremendous progress this year for our Haitian community! Already  a group of over 20 volunteers from the US came to help bring love and hope to this wonderful community! These humanitarian efforts were filled with unforgettable, life-changing experiences for all involved!

We’re thrilled to report the fun is just beginning. But the needs are still great. Your contribution will make a tremendous difference in the lives of these Haitian children who live without most of the privileges that we enjoy, including the chance to get an education. With your help, we can help pave a road for them to have access to pathways and resources that previously was beyond reach.

Please consider giving in a way that makes a life-long impact for these kids to have a new start and a new life. 

Thank you in advance for your generous contribution & donations

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