Students Helping Students

I clearly remember the day Dr. Modarelli (aka Jody) told me about Caminante and about Sister Denisse’s request to bring science to the children she served. The story behind Caminante is one of humbling    generosity, love, and compassion. It makes you want to roll up your sleeves, hop on a plane, and help in any way you can… and that’s exactly what Hiram College students are doing. We are a team of students and faculty that will be spending 2 weeks this summer working along side the dedicated staff at Caminante (in the Dominican Republic) and hoping to help better the lives of the children and families they serve. Our team is 3-groups-strong, each focusing on a different area of need. Our group has been given the mission to design science lessons for children that rely on Caminante for their education. This blog is meant to chronicle this journey… from brain-storming sessions, to mock lessons at Hiram, and then finally to the teaching rooms at Caminante. I am incredibly fortunate to be a part of this effort. We have a fantastic group of dedicated science students working on this project and thinking about these children every day. Please stay tuned… great things are on the horizon.

While we are preparing to help these children learn about science, I have a feeling that they will be teaching us a lot about life. I can’t wait.    – Cristina

“Never underestimate the ability of a small group of committed individuals to change the world…Indeed, they are the only ones who ever have.” Margaret Mead


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