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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Celebrate

Recently in the Liceo there has been a celebration for many things. Valentines Day, Day of Reading, Day of Writing, Independence Day etc. After seeing and participating in so many celebrations. I realized a few things, Dominicans love to celebrate, and the students love to be recognized for their talents,...
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Noon Wednesday

Last night, I knew I should take a shower and write a blog post; however, after a cold, bucket-shower I couldn’t bring myself to do anything besides fall asleep. Monday, I taught sixth graders who are wrapping up their unit on food and prices. The motivation to win the best...
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