Support for Local Charities
Dive Cabarete is a proud supporter of several local charities who aim to improve the lives of people here on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic.
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Investing in the education, health and empowerment of a girl today means that she will have the tools to make smart choices that will better her life and therefore the lives of others in the future. She will reinvest 90% of her income back into her family and her community, making her the most influential figure in today’s world. If you want to end poverty and help the developing world, the best thing you can do is invest time, energy, and funding into adolescent girls. It’s called the Girl Effect, and the revolution begins with her.
The “Butterflies” are the women participants, usually in the 18-35 age group. These women love seeking adventure, challenge, and asserting their femininity during sports. They also have a passion for giving back to the world, expressed through each of the Butterfly Effect’s beach clean-ups.
These events create a female environment where participants receive a sense of comfort and confidence to achieve a goal in a group setting. They all receive support and encouragement from other participants and experienced riders resulting in improved riding and assurance in their abilities that can be taken from the event and into their everyday life and board sport sessions.
It is the intention of this project to provide for Dominican and Haitian street children in the Sosúa/Cabarete area, a home where they can learn to be partially self-sufficient with useful life skills. It is a safe center where they can develop emotionally, vocationally, socially, physically and spiritually to become well-rounded adults with integrity and healthy values. This project includes a rescue sanctuary for old, abandoned or ill-treated horses / donkeys and other domestic / farm animals that are brought to us. Street children would include children who roam the streets begging, shoe shining, etc.. These children are vulnerable to crime, prostitution and abuse; they may or may not have living parents, but most frequently their family is unable to provide for them or they have disconnected their-selves from family members.