“A successful nonprofit service to understand the Caribbean”
By Jose Bello, Senior Business Developer, glaction.com
GLACTION has successfully helped the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) from the Dominican Republic to develop a new “cultural immersion” program in the Caribbean.
“We, at GLACTION, are very pleased to having provided the necessary support to the Jesuits in developing this new kind of immersion program that fits their mission and helps to educate people about the socio-economic realities of the Caribbean” said, Frankelly Martinez, Executive Partner at GLACTION.
The Caribbean Social Immersion Program (siprogram.org), was developed by the nonprofit arm of GLACTION and is tailored for teachers, college students and young professionals seeking to expand their knowledge of peoples and cultures by having an “intensive encounter with the social reality of the Caribbean.” Recently, a group of college students from the University of San Francisco, California, participated in an 8-day immersion program seeking to understand the experience of Dominicans of Haitian descent in the border of the Dominican Republic and Haiti.
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Caribbean Social Immersion Program
A program sponsored by the Social Ministries Office of the Jesuits in the Dominican Republic and co-sponsored by Centro Bono, Solidaridad Fronteriza, CEFASA, and Servicio Jesuita a Migrantes (SJM) – all Jesuit-run social centers—, is focused on offering “an intensive encounter with the social reality of a country or region, guided by local social studies professionals, that provides a deep and comprehensive understanding from a human, economic, social, cultural and historical perspective.” More information: www.siprogram.org