Nearly 50% of people living in the Dominican Republic live below the poverty line.
Today we adventured off to a local public school here in Punta Cana. Before leaving home, I went out and purchased a bunch of school supplies, many different varieties. From lead pencils to mechanical pencils, red, blue and black ink pens to gel pens, erasers to sharpeners, crayons to glue sticks and many different sized notebooks.
Once we arrived in the Dominican I arranged a vehicle to take us to a local school to drop the supplies off to the kids. We planned it for today so off we went. :)
We met with the principle and then went into the classroom. There had to be at least 30 kids of different ages in this tiny room, we proceeded to hand out pencils and supplies to each of the children. I had only about 10 notebooks but I randomly handed them out to different kids in the classroom, I felt bad that I didn’t not have more. :(
We were asked to only spend 8-10 minutes inside the classroom so we did not disturb them from class for too long. All in all it was a great experience. Of course I didn’t change the world but I hope I helped those little children that do not have a lot. I plan to make this a part of my traveling wherever I go, I feel it’s the least I can do and it makes me feel great!
You can do it too! I hope this post inspires you. :) <3
Once I am home I will post more pictures that were taken on our big camera! :)
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