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.

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WHAT WE'RE DOING

MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

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

02/19/2022 - 02/26/2022
$1650
07/09/2022 - 07/16/2022
$1620
07/30/2022 - 08/06/2022
$1620

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LOGISTICS

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 response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Obviously, there will be adjustments as World Servants is mainly a high touch relational organization and we will be restrained from many of our normal practices in serving together. To start we are having each person traveling with us complete a survey with questions concerning travel and illness related to COVID-19. Our plan during the trip is to make sure each person wears masks daily as we are serving in community and daily temperature checks will be administered. While social distancing will be a challenge, we will brainstorm ways we can focus on the task at hand while staying a safe distance from each other.

World Servants will also be working with our partner communities to determine when and how we can serve to protect them as well as our volunteers. Each community may look different in terms of how volunteers can serve that will make a difference.

We will continue to update all our stakeholders as governments, communities, and travel opens around the world.