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ÀNI Private Resorts Contributing $2 Million To Local Communities In Asia and The Caribbean


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As part of its continued commitment to education, ÀNI Private Resorts (ÀNI) has announced new initiatives delivering $500,000 in school facilities and computers to each of its local communities in Anguilla, The Dominican Republic, Sri Lanka, and Thailand. Funded completely by ÀNI Private Resorts and the Tim Reynolds Foundation, these four local projects include new computer labs to help expand computer science education, as well as other educational facility improvements, including upgrading libraries and classrooms.

These initiatives are in addition to the already built and operating ÀNI Art Academies, which offer an intensive multi-year drawing and painting program, completely tuition-free, in each of ÀNI’s four communities, as well as two schools in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. In combination with the education program, the academies help the students market and sell their works through exhibitions and online through ÀNI Private Resort’s website: ÀNI Art Gallery. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of all artworks go directly to the artists. 

“The selection and quality of artwork from the students at all six of ÀNI Art Academies is quite remarkable,” says Tim Reynolds, founder of ÀNI Private Resorts and the ÀNI Art Academies. “We will continue to graduate great artists through the Academies for decades and are excited by the new facilities being built to expand our educational initiatives within local communities.”

“We built ÀNI Private Resorts and ÀNI Art Academies in exotic, naturally beautiful and unspoiled destinations where locals warmly welcome travelers,” he says. “While relative isolation has preserved these charming cultures, that same isolation hinders economic opportunity and local schools remain underfunded. ÀNI is committed to elevating the communities we share with locals and by delivering computers and developing computer science facilities, students will have the ability to learn and make a good living without having to leave their communities.”

Construction begins in 2021, with the building of a computer lab in Anguilla and similar projects in Sri Lanka. ÀNI is also designing and building a new elementary school in the town of Rio San Juan, where the ÀNI Dominican Republic Private Resort and ÀNI Art Academy are currently operating. ÀNI is also working with Thai educators to determine the best use of ÀNI’s $500,000 contribution. With proven expertise in remote building and education, ÀNI is committed to providing its local community schools with finished buildings, infrastructure, and computers for many years to come.

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