The Adrian Dominican Sisters, a congregation of more than 600 vowed women religious and 200 Associates, minister in 24 states, Puerto Rico, and four countries: Canada, the Dominican Republic, the Philippines, and Norway. In all of our ministries—education, health care, pastoral and retreat ministry, the arts, social work, ecology, and peace and justice advocacy—we strive to live out our Vision: to seek truth, make peace, reverence life.
Children living in low income neighborhoods of Angeles City in the Philippines (Pampanga Province) are at risk of exploitation in a city that is dubbed the “entertainment capital” of the Philippines. They are at risk for becoming involved in the sex trade or worse, human trafficking.
The Adrian Dominican Sisters provide an education grounded in faith and one in which students are not only taught the basics of reading, writing and arithmetic, but they also see and live out the social justice values of the Catholic Church.
Dominican School of Angeles City aims to provide children with an excellent, affordable education that prepares them to uphold the dignity of every person, recognize the integral connectedness to the whole Earth community and seeks the common good for all God’s people.
Students not only learn these values, but see them lived out on a daily basis. A portion of the school land houses an ecologically sustainable farm that employs local farmers who sell the produce.
In addition, a windmill provides energy to pump water from a well to irrigate the farm and to power a filtration system so water can be bottled and sold to community members.
The desire and need for this type of school is abundantly
clear: the Sisters opened the school in 2010 to three kindergarten children.
Enrollment has quickly grown to 238 students in kindergarten through tenth
As enrollment continues to increase, so too does the need for physical space. As the final grade levels are added to the school, the Adrian Dominican Sisters need to add another building to the campus to provide classrooms and spaces large enough for school Masses and physical education programs.
Construction on a three-story building to complement the existing school is scheduled to begin in January 2017, with doors opening to a full K-12 school at the beginning of the next school year.
Can you help us make sure the new school building is ready for these eager children?
The estimated cost of the building project is US $1.2 million. Local families are already raising funds for this important project, the building engineer is donating design services (valued at US $46,000), and the Adrian Dominican Sisters are providing a $50,000 matching grant.
Your generous gift of any size will be used to help with construction costs.
Salamat! Thank you!
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