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The Board of Directors of Fotocan have recently undertaken the task of revising the Bylaws of the organization in order to be more current.  


The work done on this new version Bylaw number Seven, we believe encompasses updates with a vision of the future structure and continued work of Friends of the Orphans Canada. We would ask that you take the opportunity to review this document prior to our Annual General Meeting on April 27th. During that meeting there will be opportunity to present comments and suggestions as we move forward in ratifying these bylaws. Your continued support and participation in the future vision of Fotocan is appreciated


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These professionals work with the added stress of gunfire, kidnappings and failed government and infrastructure. The wild valuation of the local currency means they cannot rely on the purchasing power of their wages. Diesel fuel is required to be trucked through gang-controlled road checks to feed the electrical generators of the hospital. Water purification is required to avoid the spread of diseases. Some nights the staff will choose to sleep in the hospital rather than risk being kidnapped on the way home or on their return to work. Learn more about the program here.


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Please consider supporting FOTOCAN’s Special Project for Education by adopting  a classroom with a $35, $50, $100 or other monthly donation. Your donations will directly impact the quality of education being provided to students living at NPH- Dominican Republic, as well as students living with their biological families in the surrounding bateys. Your classroom full of eager learners will receive gifts of school supplies, educational programs, multilingual books, and field trips, directly from you! Learn more about the program here.


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“You may only be one person in the world, but you may be all the world to one child”

-Fr. William B. Wasson, founder of NPH


Need to brush up on your Spanish?


If you're going on a trip to a spanish speaking country, planning to join one of our abroad projects, curious, or simply want to improve,  Ruth Blass would be happy to instruct you! Take a look at the information below if you're interested.








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Update on Projects March 2023
March 01, 2023 | by: Joy King


Hola from Dominican Republic, where we are currently  conducting the second of our in-country projects. You will be able to see exactly what we have accomplished in Peru, where we wrapped up a project at the beginning of February, in Dominican Republic ,where we are currently working, and in Guatemala, where our electric project begins April 25. 


Spring 2022 - Emerging from a Pandemic
May 10, 2022 | by: Joy King

Well, it's been over two years now since we had to shut down our projects here. Now we see the light. Here's what's been happening!

* sponsorship has been steady and we are SO fortunate to have our donors continue their support

* Zoom board meetings are "a thing" with our people

* our homes faired well with getting through the pandemic but as you can appreciate, no...





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