Our Mission and Vision is Unique
“Educating and equipping servant leaders through Christian discipleship
and expeditionary learning to impact the Dominican Republic”
There’s something you should know about Doulos.
It’s something that, as far as we know, no other school in the Dominican Republic can say.
There are many vital mission efforts going on all over the island, and we thank God for all of them.
There are several mission schools offering Christian education to their students.
There are a few schools which have attained college preparatory accreditation.
There are some schools that get out of the classroom and teach by going and doing, researching and reporting.
There are schools offering education to families that could not otherwise afford it.
But there is only ONE school that does ALL of these things: Doulos Discovery School!
Obviously, it takes ample resources and a great staff to achieve all this.
If we were a school that relied on tuition alone, we would be, like most, able to offer education only to families that could afford it. We would pay our teachers from the tuition revenue we receive from our students’ families, along with, perhaps, donations received from generous supporters.
Doulos, too, relies on a Sponsorship Program. As much as we depend on that source of support, there is something else that we do that makes us unique and makes it possible for us to draw 52% of our student body from families that otherwise could not afford it!
This is why every one of our North American missionary staff prayerfully partners with donors to raise their own financial support. This, along with Student Sponsorship, directly relieves the financial burden from our students’ families. You might say that the sacrifice our staff is willing to make directly translates to a high-quality education for many families which, otherwise, would have no hope for such a thing. In fact, for every one student who is supported by sponsorship donations alone, we are able to educate three students! God, is, of course, faithful to deliver on what He calls us to, and we have a lot of experience helping our staff with fund-raising.
Consequently, Doulos Discovery School is a diverse community of blended race, nationality, and socio-economic status.
When our prospective teachers and staff ask… “Why do we need to raise our own support?” we are happy to reply! Our name is “Doulos”, which means “bondservant.” It’s what Jesus and St. Paul, and countless others called themselves. As servant leaders we seek to raise up servant leaders. We gladly sacrifice to make it possible to find that servant leader whether they be from a prosperous family or from out of poverty.
Our staff could choose to take a job and draw a paycheck. But, by choosing to involve supporters with us in this mission, they continue to ensure that a high-quality, Christian, dual accredited, bilingual, expeditionary learning education is offered, even “to the least of these.”
Download our brochure entitled: Why Doulos?