Inaipi inaugurates two Caipi in Villa Altagracia

The National Institute of Integral Attention to Early Childhood (Inaipi) inaugurated two new Caipi in Villa Altagracia, to benefit 350 low-income infants and families of this territory.

The new centers inaugurated are the Caipi 80 Casitas, which will accommodate 250 children aged 0 to 5 years, and the Caipi Comunitario (C) El Puerto, which integrates 100 infants from the municipal district of San José del Puerto.

Joel Santos Echavarría, Minister of the Presidency, and Besaida Manola Santana, executive director of Inaipi, led the main ceremony held at Caipi 80 Casitas.

Santana said that, with these, there are 62 new centers put into service by the current government administration headed by President Luis Abinader, as part of the plan to expand comprehensive quality services for early childhood and their families.

He expressed that this plan demonstrates that President Abinader prioritizes public policies on early childhood, to benefit families living in conditions of vulnerability.

Meanwhile, Minister Joel Santos Echavarría affirmed that the Caipi centers play a fundamental role in guaranteeing the social inclusion of mothers and the equality of men and women because they offer the opportunity to integrate into the labor market and studies.

She specified that the Caipi centers also bring peace of mind to mothers, because while they work their children receive quality comprehensive care.

Likewise, Pura Casillas, governor of San Cristóbal, thanked the government for continuing to support early childhood and the families of this district.


The inaugural ceremony was attended by Gustavo Lara, deputy and senator-elect for San Cristóbal; deputy Frank Paulino; José Miguel Méndez, mayor of Villa Altagracia, and Fernando Taveras, director of Buildings of the Ministry of Education.

Also, José Vargas, director of School District 04 of Villa Altagracia; Andrés Candelario, representative of the Ministry of Public Works and José Soliz, representative of the Dominican Agrarian Institute (IAD).

Johanna Elías, director of Service Networks; Juan Tomás Méndez, director of Operations; Aideli Almonte, director of Planning and Development; Tamara Peña, director of Human Resources; Quilma Tió, in charge of Caipi centers, and Nuris Bastardo, advisor, were present for Inaipi.

Center details

This center will also benefit another 368 children and their families through the Centro de Atención Integral a la Familia y la Infancia (CAFI) INVI, for a total of 618 children.

Caipi El Puerto

The opening ceremony of the Caipi El Puerto was led by Yanet Rodríguez, Deputy Director of Institutional Management, and Radhamés Díaz, Director of the Municipal Board of San José de El Puerto.

The 100 children who will benefit from this new center live in the communities of El Puerto or El Centro, Batey, Puerto Rico, El Sesenta y Uno (61) and La Cumbre.

The children of both Caipi will receive care under the Inaipi Model, focused on the components of early stimulation and initial education; health and nutrition; attention to special educational needs and disability; protection against violence; birth registration; as well as accompaniment to families and communities.

Interventions also include support and care in homes, strengthening of good parenting practices, support to godparents with children from 0 to 1 year old and high-risk pregnant women, as well as network articulation for the guarantee of public services.

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