New Mariposa DR Classroom: Ogden O'Reilly-Hyland


New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/17/2014 -- Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland, the founder of Ounavarra Foundation sponsors another room at Mariposa DR’s Mariposa Center in the Dominican Republic. Joelle with has supported girl causes around the world though the Ounavarra Foundation. Now it has sponsored another room that helps benefit girls in the Dominican Republic.

Joelle funds the academic classroom under the name of one of her sons: Ogden O’Reilly-Hyland. Ogden’s name is written on a plaque and the room tied to a local educator name Paulina Perez. Paulina Perez is the director of Puerto Cabarete Public School and works hard to improve the quality of local education. Her daughter Mariolis is a Mariposa, and the whole family has been actively involved in the Mariposa DR Foundation for many years. Ogden O'Reilly-Hyland understands the value of empowerment and the importance of girls education. He has been involved with Mariposa since they first secured the land to make this vision a reality, and is proud to be a part of it from the cocoon.

Joelle O'Reilly-Hyland is a philanthropist whose main focus is in supporting girls’ education and empowerment around the world. Joelle is a regular speaker on topics about the girl effect as she is passionate in supporting female educational causes around the world. Her latest donation is generally aimed to supply the resources needed in building an academic classrooms in the Dominican Republic. There is one named after each her children, Louisa, Ogden, and Oliver, and each is associated with a local educator or icon.

About Joelle O'Reilly-Hyland
Joelle O'Reilly-Hyland sits on the advisory board of the Mariposa DR Foundation, a not for profit organization that is dedicated to advancing girls through empowerment and keeping them in school. She supports the foundation’s mission that includes eradicating the extreme hunger and poverty, empowering women and promoting gender equality, achieving universal primary education, improving maternal health, combating malaria, AIDS/HIV and other diseases, guaranteeing environment sustainability, developing global partnership for universal development and reducing child mortality rate within the state. The Mariposa DR Foundation empowers girls and teaches health care, swimming and English as well as job skills and sports (a big source of local employment is kiteboarding and surfing) to create sustainable solutions in ending the generational poverty. It is represented with a mariposa or a butterfly that symbolizes transition, peace and freedom.

Joelle O’Reillly-Hyland continues to partner with non-profits such as the Mariposa DR Foundation and many others to help educate and empower girls worldwide. Together with the Ounavarra Foundation, she works to support girls’ education globally, particularly in India, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua and Africa. To date, she supports several organizations other than Mariposa DR to educate children as well as promote social change and economic growth worldwide.

For more information about Joelle O-Reillly-Hyland and her foundation, visit Ounavarra Foundation official site at

Company: Ounavarra Foundation
Contact: Joelle O’Reilly-Hyland
City, State: New York, NY