In 1988 Lian Fanjul de Azqueta, the founder of what has come to be Mission International Rescue (MIR) Charities began a small food distribution service with a colleague to give those in need in her community. Later that same year, her brother Alfonso Fanjul won the Sugar Golf Tournament and donated his winnings to his sister to use them as seed money to begin educational programs in the Dominican Republic. That was the beginning of MIR.
Today the organization works towards giving children in La Romana good education and upbringing. Most of the children in the project come from families with little resources, and MIR seeks to offer a solid and professional education to enable their students to develop in a good environment and make them accessible to the labor market and continue their education in higher education.
Possible tasks for the volunteer are
- to assist teachers in language classes
- to establish conversational groups in the target language to improve the overall level of comprehension and oral expression.
- to develop learning programs adapted to the students level of learning
- to teach autonomously (if the volunteer wishes)
- to create a recycling project
- to develop a sewing program