Community Service Projects

Dominican Republic I

 

25 Days | Summer 2018
Community Service Projects

 

Dominican Republic I

 

25 Days | Summer 2018

Dominican Republic community service projects completed in partnership with Paconi in the community of Naranjo.

  • Worked with community members to complete various projects at the Paconi Preschool:
    • Used pickaxes, shovels, buckets and wheelbarrows to transport 98 cubic meters of dirt into a classroom for the foundation.
    • Prepared and painted wood for the roofs of 2 large classrooms.
    • Used shovels and pickaxes to prepare concrete by mixing cement, water and sand.
    • Used planas, flotas and cubos to apply concrete mixture to 2 large classroom walls; an area totaling 147 square meters.
    • Dug a 10-meter trench and filled it with cement for the foundation of the front wall of the preschool.
  • Completed a 3-week day camp at the preschool of Naranjo, where 20 kids attended English, art and physical education classes.

 

  • Completed a 1-by-2-meter mural for the preschool, featuring memories of VISIONS volunteers’ time in the DR.

Team DR

Leaders: Alberto Ramos, Leyri Garcia, Nicole Kaye

Participants: Alison Rothberg, Diego Cowmey, Sarah Carvalho, Thomas Schwartz, Daniel Guzman, Sebastian Diaz-Tafel, Jonah Spadafora, Eva Hale, Tira Alvarez, Elizabeth Hartnick, Elizabeth Martens

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Team DR

Leaders: Alberto Ramos, Leyri Garcia, Nicole Kaye

Participants: Alison Rothberg, Diego Cowmey, Sarah Carvalho, Thomas Schwartz, Daniel Guzman, Sebastian Diaz-Tafel, Jonah Spadafora, Eva Hale, Tira Alvarez, Elizabeth Hartnick, Elizabeth Martens

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Our decisions about dress code are quite simple—we are guests in our host communities, not tourists. We work with elders, nonprofit leaders in their professional settings, indigenous communities that abide by conservative attire, members of religious and spiritual groups, and others whose cultural and professional beliefs abide by conservative and appropriate attire.