There are some things that you could learn in a classroom and others that you can only experience with real world situations. Imagine putting those geometry and physics lessons to use by building a home with your bare hands! During the Easter Holiday 35 students from Miami traveled along with some of their parents, and teachers, to do just that! Along with 88 other volunteers from Dominican Republican and another group of Friends from the United States they built 13 transitional houses and learned about the reality of families living in extreme poverty in Latin America. Students from Ransom Middle School, Gulliver High School and Mast Academy bonded and improved the lives of 13 families living in the Professor Juan Bosh Community in La Vega. The community, founded in 2011 by families seeking a safe and affordable environment to settle in has no paved road, electricity, waste collection or running water. There are currently 72 families living in these extreme conditions.
It was the first time middle schoolers and parents spend the night at the community together and lived the full TECHO experience.
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