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... Contrary to bringing in educators from the Western world, this strategy increases the level of employment within the barrio, and empowers the local people to be influencers of the change they wish to experience. On a more subtle level, this also allows the children to have role models that are from their own area, which again works towards creating a cycle of national empowerment.
I also noticed that the TEARS school puts an incredible amount of effort into impacting ...
... for 3rd and 4th grade. Their teacher is simply wonderful. I honestly can't say enough how much she does with so few resources. The kids are learning French, English, and Spanish along with reading, writing, math and Bible study. She has 35 children of varying ages, and she gives them an atmosphere of pure magic. Jackie, Eric, and Christina played the wildest game ever of duck, duck, goose...Tyler and Tracy worked on learning some new words and debating the merits ...
So I'm a little behind on my posts...but as most of you know, I'm coming home in 2 days!! So in honor of this, I'm going to do two posts today: Things I will miss/Things I will not miss.
THINGS I WILL MISS!
- Having the housekeeper bring me juice when I am home in the afternoon
- My host family and especially watching Tangled and Pocahontas in Spanish with my 3 year old mini me
- Being able to take a two hour bus ride and ...
... start things off:
"The Dominican Republic! Cool! So, Punta Cana?!"
- No, no. That's a tourist, resort town on the east coast. It's usually the first city people think of or know of, but no, I am not, and probably will not, be there.
- Yes. There are stores here believe it or not and they have lots of American and "normal" products.
This passed weekend we went to viente siete charcos (27 waterfalls) near Puerta Plata, and it was the most amazing thing that I have ever seen! I had to hike up a mountain for about an hour and once I made it to the top, I had to jump into 27 waterfalls in order to get back down. The hike up the mountain was difficult but it was absoultely worth it because the scenery was ...