It seems like it was just yesterday that we spent our amazing week together in the Dominican Republic for the Spring Break Community Impact adventure! We started things off with a tough two-hour hike up Mount Brison but it was all well worth it once we all reached the top. We were surrounded by the beautiful view and enjoyed a delicious lunch provided by Doña Maxima. We learned to walk in the shoes of the locals which inspired us to view things from a different perspective. This was the beginning of our life-changing experience in the DR!
I was so proud to see the hard work you all put in while helping build a safe home for Heriberto and a new bathroom for Doña Balbina. We set up the wire on the wood framing, filled the walls with recycled plastic bottles, mixed cement for the walls and painted as well. Not only did we work towards making a life-changing impact in both of their lives, but we contributed to making a positive impact to the environment as well through recycling. Your passion and dedication was evident in all of the service activities you participated in. Way to go team!
Now, let’s not forget about our fun days to relax and enjoy the hot sun after a hard day’s work. We sunbathed at some gorgeous beaches and had lots of fun in the waves. We even enjoyed some delicious tropical drinks in pineapple and coconut cups. We will never forget our adventures at Dudu Lagoon and jumping off the cliff at the Cabarete Caves. At the lodge we got to enjoy the pool, Latin dance lessons and the dogs!
The 7e staff misses all of you including Ernie, Oscar and Bert who send some wet kisses for all!
We send a big THANKS to all of you for committing to being agents of change. We hope you got the BEST out of your experience here in DR and hope to see all of you very soon for another great service-learning adventure.