World Servants is working alongside the community of Rio Grande to complete the work on the primary school. Rio Grande is located in the mountains near the mountain community of Constanza. It is a very poor but proud community. The school has been a beacon of light that is bringing hope to the community.
The people living in Rio Grande are hard-working, friendly and family-oriented. The normal household income is less than $3,000.00 per year. Living conditions are simple, but challenging. Most families live in one or two room houses made of wood, with tin roofs—often with kitchens and latrines located outside the house.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Your team will participate in experiential cross-cultural training, attend a worship service in Constanza, and visit families to learn about life in Rio Grande. There will be many opportunities to engage with the children of Rio Grande through crafts, Kids Club, and sports activities.
The team will be doing finishing work on the Rio Grande School. We are also beginning the construction of homes in the Rio Grande community as many people live in shacks with holes in the roof, open areas in their walls and dirt floors. We will work alongside the community on tasks such as hauling sand, mixing concrete, laying foundations, carpentry, finishing concrete and possibly painting.
TRIPS TO THIS COMMUNITY
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FOOD, LODGING, & TRAVEL
All meals will be prepared for us by hotel staff. We will be staying at the La Posada Divino en Constanza. It is a beautiful hotel located on the top of a mountain overlooking Constanza. The main diet consists of bread, potatoes, cornmeal, some beef and chicken, eggs, rice, tomatoes, cabbage, lettuce, peppers, carrots, beans, avocados, along with fresh pineapple, mango, bananas, melons, an papaya. Clean, safe water
will be available to the team at all times.
You’ll fly into Santo Domingo where World Servants will meet you and transport you to Constanza by bus. La Posada Divino has hotel style rooms with 2 beds and a bathroom in each. Electricity, when it
is working, is the same as the United States.
The team will spend their day off whitewater rafting and visiting the old colonial city of Santo Domingo.
IS IT SAFE?
TRIP SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Trip safety is extremely important to World Servants and our host community. While Dominican Republic has been in the news lately, the community we are working and staying in is considered very safe
and we do not anticipate any safety issues.
COVID-19 Safety Response
We are working diligently to address the directives of the communities we serve in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Be assured, World Servants will not hesitate to cancel or suspend a trip if appropriate.
While World Servants does not require participants to be vaccinated, some countries in which we serve may require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test in order to gain entry into the country. World Servants will work with you and your team to make sure you are aware of any travel requirements prior to trip onset.