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New Acropolis volunteers carried out a preventive day of oral hygiene for 120 children from the School Albergue Santa Rosa de Lima. During this day, volunteers taught the children the healthy way to brush their teeth, provided dental fluoride, and showed them the importance of oral hygiene through an entertaining play.

The School Albergue Santa Rosa de Lima, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, is home to children with limited resources in the community of Las Cuabas, and provides them with elementary education. New Acropolis volunteers carry out diverse activities with these children on a regular basis. New Acropolis has received recognition for the uninterrupted collaboration with this institution.

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New Acropolis volunteers, and their friends and family, participated in a recreational and cultural trip to the cocoa trail to learn about the origins of chocolate and participate in the fascinating process of transformation of cocoa. The day culminated with a visit to the House Museum of the Mirabal sisters – reknown national heroines.

 

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Many volunteers joined forces to collaborate in the 8th International Health Fair organized by the Fundación Ferries del Caribe and held at the Sans Souci terminal. New Acropolis volunteers supported the logistics of the event and managed to facilitate the flow of more than four thousand people who received free medical care during this day. A high percentage of patients came from the poorest areas of Santo Domingo.

 

 

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sainagua1On November the 9th, New Acropolis carried out its VI campaign of reforestation in the town of Sainagua, San Cristobal. This activity is part of “Green Quisqueya”, an initiative by the Ministry for the Environment to contribute with the restoration of Nature in the Dominican Republic. More than 25 volunteers participated in this initiative.sainagua3

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In honor of the 2400th anniversary of the foundation of Plato’s Academy and of World Philosophy Day (declared by UNESCO), New Acropolis Dominican Republic organized a Series of lectures and talks on Platonic philosophy. “What do we know about love?” and the “Allegory of the Cave” were among the topics discussed in these 3 weeks dedicated to philosophy.

 

 

 

 

As a complement to this series of lectures, a presentation-montage on Greek philosophy took place and was open to schools, the media and the general public.

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Volunteers of New Acropolis Dominican Republic carried out its 3rd operation: Clean Montesinos Beach, located on the Santo Domingo city seafront.  More than 30 volunteers were present at the meeting point for this activity which also had help from the National District Council.  This institution was in charge of the transportation of the trash after it was collected.
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For the second time the International Organization New Acropolis in the Dominican Republic carried out a clean-up operation on Montesinos Beach in the port area of the city of Santo Domingo. This time, the total number of participants increased to 45, including children and adults.

 

It was a family activity open to people of all ages.Like the previous clean-up, this event was organized with the support of the City Council of the National District, which took away the garbage collected by the volunteers from New Acropolis Dominican Republic.

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