Documentation Project

Learning in Limbo_Safeguarding Chidlren's Educational Futures

Yspaniola’s 2018 Documentation Project

For many of Batey Libertad’s students, and young people in other batey communities across the Dominican Republic, accessing legal documentation which proves their Dominican nationality, and therefore ensures their access to full citizenship rights, including schooling, can be a complex matter.

A Dominican High Court Ruling in 2013 retroactively stripped up to 200,000 Dominicans of their citizenship. This included many students, who may as a result be prevented from accessing education. This could have a devastating impact in their futures. Yspaniola will support students from Batey Libertad in this situation with our new, pilot project which tackles the challenge of obtaining vital legal documentation.

For more information, you can download our full project brief here: Documentation Project Proposal

We are looking for donors with a special interest in this important human rights aspect of our work to support this project financially. If you would like to discuss this further, please email Amy Porter, Director of Development:

To donate to this important project today, please visit the donations page. Checks made payable to “Yspaniola” can be mailed to: Yspaniola Inc., 47 Seaverns Ave #5, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130. Thank you so much!