“…it’s OK to be leaving and I’m able to go, only because I know that I will return one day.”

It’s been two weeks since we left the Dominican Republic and I miss it terribly. We flew out of Santo Domingo to Atlanta, Georgia and as we started to land in Atlanta, I remember looking out of the window and feeling guilty. We were flying over huge houses that had water and electricity, houses that … Continue reading

Day 15: Jenessa’s Reflections

Today, both the education and nursing teams had the morning off.  We spent it laying out on the beach, gathering supplies to hand over to Caminante, and hanging out with each other.  In the afternoon the nursing team taught at Caminante, and the education team visited an orphanage.  The orphanage was interesting to explore.  We … Continue reading

Day 14: Alyssa’s Reflections

Today was a relaxing day for us Hiram students because we didn’t have to teach or work.  The only thing on the schedule for us was the Son festival in the evening.  A group of us relaxed on the beach all morning and some napped in the shade.  On Sunday’s, the beach is packed with … Continue reading

Day 13: Kelcie’s Reflections

Today (Saturday) the education team began the day by teaching at Caminante. It was a great teaching session devoted to children’s right and feelings. The kids and adults that attended the lesson were so attentive and really understood what we were trying to teach them. Some individuals shared really personal stories about their lives that … Continue reading

Day 12: Kimberly’s Reflections

In the morning, the nursing team and the education team both taught in La K today. It was our first time in this classroom and it turned out to be a rough day for us. There was was only a couple small rooms and barely enough desks. The desks that they did have were all … Continue reading

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