Getting Settled in Las Canas
February 1, 2020
Hey Everyone! This afternoon we had the pleasure of meeting this lovely group at the Puerto Plata airport. We drove 45 mins to the lodge in Las Canas, gave the students a tour of the area, and had some time at the local beach. It was a nice, warm afternoon spent together under the Dominican sun 🙂
Getting Acclimated and Diving In!
February 2, 2020
Transitioning from cold weather and icy roads, my skin really needed the sun. It was refreshing being able to go out and not having to wear a thick winter jacket. Aside from the luxuries that came with the heat, it definitely wore me out by the end of the day. Myself, along with the Malt Dominican Republic Team and 7 Elements staff worked from the morning until mid afternoon on a green house project, working to bring a sustainable way to bring food to a community.
All the love,Daza
Adventures in Puerto Plata
February 3, 2020
Women’s Initiatives & Brigade Training
February 4, 2020
On our 4th day in Las Canas, DR, our group had the chance to learn from and interact with the community in which we are working. We started the day off by touring two different clinics, where we engaged in thought-provoking discussions with doctors who shared detailed information about where they work and what their roles entail. After lunch, we began training for the medical brigades that we’ll be participating in tomorrow and the next day. Our team ended the day by visiting a chocolate factory, an NGO where 14 innovative women utilize the surrounding cacao to create products and then use the profits to give back to their communities. Our nightly lecture with local director Irene touched on herbal and traditional medicine in the DR and we even got to try home made tea from local plants. In summary, I found the day to be very engaging, informational, and fun.
Brigade in Nuevo York
February 5, 2020
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