So happy to have done our first project to link traditional tourism to projects helping local communities in the Dominican Republic! On Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Valentine’s Day became “A Valentine for the Environment” for BeachCorps and two other partners:
FECOTUR (the Foundation for Responsible Ecotourism): FECOTUR is a Dominican nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that tourism promotes sustainable development in the Dominican Republic.
GFDD (The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development: GFDD is an official US 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to the social, economic, and democratic development of the Dominican Republic and the region, the sister organization of the prestigious Dominican foundation FUNGLODE, and the creative mind behind the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival.
Each partner described their environmental protection efforts in a classroom FECOTUR selected at the Centro Educativo Nazaret in Hoyo de Friusa to highlight 2017 as the UN’s International Year for Sustainable Tourism for Development.
The children watched 17 minute GFDD Movie “Garbage or Resource” as part of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) series of programs. The children designed Valentine cards dedicated to the environment: what they love most about nature and how they want to protect it. Chic, Royalton and Memories Hotel Punta Cana donated some treats!
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