Hannah, my 11 year old daughter, wanted to share her thoughts and experience from today’s events during the Dominican Republic Trip with World Vision.
Today we went to see the river slums, a small school, a music and art school, and a bakery. We met a woman at the slums named Maria. She has four children; two of which were sponsored. Maria and her family live off a small store she has started. Maria dreams of moving out of the slums into a safe, stable home to protect her children. Shortly after meeting Maria we went to another family’s home. The mother of the family was a teacher. The World Vision program helped her get her teaching degree. She has three children and one grandchild.
After that we went back and had lunch and saw the school. At that school I saw children coloring, drawing, and writing. T, Jake, and I passed out candy to all the school children and the children around in our area. After that we went to the art and music school. At that school there was flutes, pianos, singing, theater, dancing, guitars, and some others. Then we went to the bakery. At the bakery there was a baking class going on. They told us their favorite thing to bake was cakes. They also made us delicious cookies.
So far my time in the Dominican Republic has been very heart-breaking, emotional, educational, and extremely interesting!
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