Together for Better

Together for Better is a small charity that builds & support schools for children living in poverty in the Dominican Republic. Together for Better was founded by Swedish Journalist Ebba Lövenskiold, after vacationing in the Dominican Republic during the major earthquake in Haiti in 2010. Read the story >

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  • Stephanie was 8 when her father brutally murdered her mother and ran off. Ever since she lives with grandma and two sibblings in a chack behind the school. Not having a parent or family supporter puts her at risk for many things. But also simply being a girl. Today, @togetherforbetter sees to that she can go to school, that she gets breakfast during school days so that she does not go hungry in school as often before. We cover basics like doctor fees and collection of clothes. I still worry about her, but she is better. And what makes me happy is that the school administration says she started smiling again ❤️ #girls #girlsrights #education #orphan #mother #togetherforbetter photo cred @helenadebraganca
  • Vi ska jobba #togetherforbetter 💪🏻 🌟@kaspersen @viktorfrisks #togetherforbetter
  • New York based Photographer @helenadebraganca outside one of the schools. In 2013, Helena came down to shoot for Norwegian magazine #mama . Since then, she has come back several times to document our work, & donate photos for website, media etc. Thank you Helena, your contribution helps us so much. It helps us remember and look back, and it helps us forward 💕💪🏻🌟. Check her out👉🏻 #photography #fotograf #helenakubickadebragança #newyorker #togetherforbetter
  • Happy New Year! 🎉 Here is a summery of 2017: 🌟👉🏻 We repaired Camino de Esperanza school after #Hurricane Maria destroyed it, & even if we are not quite back yet we are proud that the school has already re-opened . 🌟👉🏻We executed recurrent project #backtoschool, supported by @hlundqvistfoundation , helping 300 children in poverty get school supply for the entire year.
🌟👉🏻 We received funds for three orphans equivalent to three years school fees & breakfast. They got suitcases of clothes, & hygiene products which will help them to June. 🌟👉🏻 We supported CDE school with various costs for running. 🌟👉🏻 We started varios maintenance work on three affiliated schools post Hurricanes. 🌟 Our greatest thanks to all of you, & a special thanks to @hlundqvistfoundation , the International Bazaar Luxemburg, @kaspersen @moseharegot @supaflie24 & anonymous. In the end, we came out strong with two new supporters for next year: Swedish company #arjo & @officerecycling 💪🏻 & we are excited to move on into 2018 ❤️ photo credit: @helenadebraganca
  • Cred till @aftonbladet & @svenskahjaltar som gör en hel artikelserie om flickors rättigheter. Och stolt att vara med där & omnämnd som en årets kämpe för flickor. #flickor #skola #girls  #education #girlpower #activist #girlsrights #svenskahjältar #girlboss
  • Do you believe one person can create change? By now, most of you know I do. But wow, did 2017 have me doubt. Over night 80 kids lost their school and I got to learn that years of work can vanish in seconds. But not only that, I was also reminded why I started this project five years ago. Waiting for the hurricanes, all the pain I felt after being close to the Haiti Earth quake came back. Only this time, I knew the people & children out there waiting for this monster. It made me feel so small,so helpless, and honestly I questioned weather there was any point in doing all this. Its been hard work ever since Maria, but what I learn doing this work, living close to these children, is that we get up and we keep going. Its the only way, to always believe. And so I look to You all, with much love & gratitude for the support during  rebuilding this fall. Thank you! I cannot wait for a brighter, great and happy 2018! Emy, me, the kids & teachers wish you all a Merry, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! ❤️ #keepgoing #christmas #childrensrights #bethechange #girlpower
  • Great news: We have a new supporter! Arjo, and this is how happy we are! Arjo is a Swedish Public Company with a production facility employing over 400 people in the Dominican Republic, and they will  be supporting our work for the coming three years. Their wonderful comittment will bring a welcomed stability to this project. We @togetherforbetter are so grateful & excited, & cannot wait to get started! For more info on Arjo 👉🏻 🌟#arjo #education #togetherforbetter #hjärta #childrensrights #people #care #withpeopleinmind photocredit @helenadebraganca
  • Utanför vår skola bara dagar före stormen förstörde den. Men under hösten har vi jobbat hårt & nu tar vi sats för ett nytt, bättre år! För att visa vart donationer kan gå listar jag några exempel på faktiska kostnader som @togetherforbetter hjälper till med idag: Städning & hygien: 700 sek/månad  Hyra av marken: 1050 sek/månad  Frukost ett barn: 130 kr/månad #byggaskola  #barn #skola #barnsrättigheter #togetherforbetter #childhood #childrensrights #education #jul #christmas