Dominican Republic Service Trip 2013-2014
Each year during spring break, Phi Kappa Theta organizes a group of about 15 Lehigh students to spend their week in service in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. These students devote their time to volunteering at the Armando Rosenberg Home and School. Located in the barrio of Sabana Perdida, the orphanage currently houses one hundred and forty children. In addition, there are about seven hundred other students who walk to school each day from the surrounding areas. The home and school, which was founded in the early eighties, provides a Catholic education, a free, fully staffed medical clinic, a pharmacy, lab, and a dental facility. Hogar Escuela Armando Rosenberg has become “an oasis of hope in a desert of wretched poverty.”
One of the major contributions the students make to the home/school is providing manpower. Because of their limited funds, the school is not always able to have the necessary work done to the facilities and campus. With helping hands, the students perform such work as clearing out heavily forested areas to provide a safe path from the school to the health clinic. The group from Lehigh also spends plenty of time with the children, providing the attention that they may not always receive. When they are not outside playing, students with experience in speaking Spanish help teach English to the teachers so that they may pass on this knowledge to the children.
Not only will your donation help the children of the Armando Rosenberg Home and School, but it will also enable a group of Lehigh students to experience the opportunity of a lifetime.The funds that are raised for this project help subsidize the cost of the trip so that it is affordable for the Lehigh students to take part in this awesome opportunity. The money raised goes towards airfare, travel expenses in the Dominican Republic, hotel rooms, and tools and equipment.
For more information about the Armando Rosenberg Home and School, please check out the following link: http://www.orchidfoundation.org