January 2021, year of growth of the garden fruits, as a result of the benefits of the cistern in addition to the growth of the banabas, we are currently harvesting pumpkins and beans.
These fruits are being donated to poor families of the mission, we are grateful to God and after the EPAM project, for their support.
December 2020, thanks be to God that even in the midst of the pandemic it was possible to provide Christmas dinner to the children of the mission so that they can take it to share at home, we are grateful to be able to see all our children of the mission receiving their Christmas dinner.
December 2020, result of the garden after receiving water from the cistern, first banana fruit ready to eat, we are grateful to God and after The EPAM Project
December 2020,principal director Mike Lawton and his son Evan participate in the delivery of the uniform, the baseball team begins its game with the new uniform donated by TKLF, the name of the mission is placed on each uniform, it is a great objective to help this team of young players from the community where the mission is to be able to be identified with his uniform.
October 2020, The EPAM Project
Bring water to the community where for the first time this community now has a water tank supplied free of charge thanks to God to the EPAM project that together with the mission we have been able to achieve great success for this impoverished community.
October 2020, construction of a cistern to deposit water and be able to sustain the fruits of agriculture in the garden.
This water tank will also be used in the use of the building where the children receive their different activities that we develop.
From April to September, in this time of pandemics we continue to help poor families of the mission with food.
As a foundation during this quarantine we have been supporting 100% of our children who are trapped in their homes Without having a safe food supplied by their parents
March 2020 We started with helping with food to all the children of the mission who are sheltering at home for the prevention of the pandemic
In January 2020, we started a new program to develop very important topics where parents together with their children can learn to develop their intellectual capacity, taking into account three main objectives as they are.
Power, privilege and positioning
Each week we develop a different theme so that each parent has the opportunity to participate with their children.
We have been able to verify the extensive knowledge of each of the participants of this program that is being a learning base for each family.
December 2019 - This was a big month. This mission gained another major donor in Richard Pearce. Richard's donation will in large part cover the cost of crops to be planted on the new plot of land. The crops will include banana, plantain, beans, and Yucca. All of these crops are regenerative and will not require additional investment. The land has existing mango, avocado and coconut trees. These crops will provide a significant food source year round after the initial harvest.
Mike Lawton visited with the mission director and teachers to hold a training session for the new program. The overall program and community sustainability study are set to kick off January 6, 2020.
November 2019 - With a huge thank you to donors such as Todd Reynolds, the mission was able to purchase a 700 square meter plot of land bordering the mission community center. The land will be used to grow both vegetable and fruit crops to support community sustainability. Mission parents have volunteered to work the land and maintain the crops.
October 2019 - A successful visit to the mission by Mike Lawton with the community has resulted in a new program being identified where parents will attend and participate in Spanish classes with their children. A parent will also play an active role of child learning at home. The parent or parents will also be required to log a minimum of hours volunteering at the mission or the community.
January 2018 - After another graduation in 2018, Mike Lawton, founder of TKLF enrolled in a doctoral program at Vanderbilt University as a way to better understand learning and understand previous research to positively impact sustainability and self reliance of impoverished communities.
March 2017 - Devastating floods came to the North Coast of the Dominican Republic and did not spare the children and their homes in our mission communities. Most families lost the little they had, their beds were destroyed, clothes washed away, personal treasures such as pictures are no longer.
We are praying for help for these families. We want to start by providing a bed and some clothes. We are also helping with emergency health care. Can you please help with a $10 gift. Every bit of donation will go directly to helping to rebuild these families lives.
December 2016 - Completed construction of the new community center and kitchen for the Valedor children.
While visiting the mission in April 2016, Fabio, the mission director, took us to visit this neighboring community of our mission in Villa Emanuel. The community is called Villa Valedor. The children live in extremely poor conditions. The children were in great need for the kinds of support our mission in Villa Emanuel. Fabio prayed for us to help and that we may expand our mission to these very deserving children.
We agreed that we needed to do something. We developed a video and began to spread word around our friends and family and within a short period of time, we received enough gifts to build a brand new community center with a full kitchen and bathrooms. The community center is now a sanctuary for all the children. We are already providing many programs, including Christian worship, school scholarships, school mentoring, English lessons and other valuable skills training.
We have the structure and the local people to help, We need child sponsorships to sustain and support this community. Can you help with a monthly commitment? Just $30 per month will provide all the support a child will need to have a chance at a better life.
The Kymberlee Lawton Foundation is proud to welcome our founding sponsor for Loves Lane. Loves Lane is our mission for impovershed children in the Dominican Republic. Ms. Walsh has bestowed a wonderful blessing upon the children of Villa Valedor.