Centro Educativo Santo Niño Jesús, Fe y Alegría (Escuela Lechería)

The Centro Educativo Santo Niño Jesús, Fe y Alegría (Escuela Lecheria) is a formal education center that works in a holistic manner to offer better opportunities for the children that belong to the community of Batey Lechería, a sector that is characterized by extreme poverty. This public Dominican school (pre-kinder to third grade) is part of the Fe y Alegria network, and is supported by Las Hermanas del Santo Niño Jesús and other national and international organizations.

General Information

  • Legal Name: Centro Educativo Santo Niño Jesús, Fe y Alegría
  • Acronym: Escuela Lechería
  • Country of Origin: Dominican Republic
  • RNC/Tax ID No: N/A
  • Geographic Areas: Santo Domingo
  • Theme Areas: Children and Youth, Education
  • Quantity and Type of Beneficiaries:

    457 children

The Team

Management Team:

Mary Alice Minogue, General Advisor to the Center
Luz del Alba de la Cruz, Director
Guillermo Campusano, School/Community Relations
Stephanie Perez Meran, School/Community Relations
Melania Fortunato Perez, Parish
Marlenys Heredia Muñoz, Homework Workshop
Nicauris Luciano, Elementary School Teacher

Board Members:


Contact Information

  • Telephone: (809) 741-6065 or 809-548-9553
  • Email: cesantoninojesusfeyalegria@gmail.com
  • Address:

    Calle Principal No. 6, Batey Lechería, Caballona, Santo Domingo Oeste

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Contact Person

  • Name: Luz del Alba de la Cruz
  • Position: Director
  • Telephone: (809) 741-6065
  • Email: cesantoninojesusfeyalegria@gmail.com


  • Type of Organization: Governmental Entity
  • International Affiliations:
  • Years of Operation: Since 1995
  • Number of Employees: 52
  • Number of Members: N/A
  • Number of Volunteers:

    4 foreign volunteers

  • Sources of Funding:

    The education center counts on the support of the Dominican Ministry of Education, Fe y Alegría as the National Director, the Sisters of the Santo Nino Jesús, Montessori School of New York, Café con Leche (Sports-Education Club), National and international donors, Volunteers from the Sociedad del Santo Niño Jesús.

  • Products/Services:

    Early Education
    Primary Education (first cycle)
    Physical Education
    Homework Workshops
    Psychopedigological Department
    Family Services
    School for Mothers
    School for fathers
    First Aid
    Laboratory Services

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Our mission is to promote a holistic education based on social, human and spiritual values; to develop individual talents, abilities and skills which allow children to transform themselves.

Our vision is: that the children and adolescents receive a quality education; that they grow in an autonomous manner, being independent, critical, analytical, and with the potential to spark change and learn to use it in their lives; to be a model center for early and elementary education for our area and the rest of the country; that we are a high-quality education center that is open to the inclusion of new tools and teaching methods in confirmity with our changing world.

Our values:
Love of God and ourselves

Primary Programs and Projects

1.School for children from 3 – 8 years of age; pre-school to 3rd grade.

2. Homework Workshop, from 1st – 5th grade, children from 1st-4th grade have morning classes and return in the afternoon, others go to neighboring schools. This program seeks to level these students in reading and math.

3. Shade Program: young people in the community who are former students offer assistance to younger children through reading stories, writing and follow up. These adolescents receive training in the center so that they have basic pedagogical skills.

4. Nutrition – providing milk and vitamins to all of the children every day.

5. Sports Program, volunteers from Café con Leche provide soccer classes in the morning and afternoon to the children from the batey community.

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