Blog

Here you can read our blog, as written by our volunteers, about their work, experiences and life in the Dominican Republic. As well as reading about Guasa and the bateyes, you can read some more topical posts on aspects of Dominican life.

Recent posts

Story of the week: Banana production

In December, it was made public that banana crop growth in the Dominican Republic might be in danger from the fungus Black Sigatoka. Angel Estevez, the Agriculture minister, assured that the fungus does not pose a threat to the banana crop production in the Dominican Republic at this time, as...
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Fiesta Patronales

One of the biggest celebrations of the year just started in Guasa. In general the tradition go back to Catholic beliefs and religion. The celebrations are called patronales because of the patron saint of the town, a Catholic saint called Inmaculada Concepcion. She was chosen by the Catholic community or church....
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Final Exams & Bailey

I just finished my second last week of classes at my schools. I ended up splitting their final exam into two different parts so that it wouldn’t be so much material to study for all at once . I gave the first exam and most of the students thought it went pretty...
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Read a random blog post!

Week 6: Monday and Tuesday

Monday After an ill-advised late night Cicilia and I struggled out of bed at half past seven and got ready for class. At the school Siân started off by playing an animal scategories game. She put up five habitats: water, land, ice, farm and the zoo. In pairs and without...
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