School helps hunger relief efforts in Dominican Republic
In April, 8 grade students from Beverly's Glen Urquhart School will go to the Dominican Republic to do their part to curb the extensive troubles of hunger and identity documentation in that country. As part of Eighth Grade Work Week, the GUS school kids will spend a week in Dominican Republic serving their counterparts in Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos that translates from Spanish to their little brothers and sisters. Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos is a charitable group which serves abandoned and orphaned kids in Latin and South America.
Following on a tradition that started many years ago, Beverly's Glen Urquhart School students are offered different options with which to execute their service project week this year. They had the opportunity to work at a local place in Boston or journey to Latin America and work with Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos.
In Dominican Republic, the pupils will take part in a week long service program targeted at funding 2 initiatives for kids in Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos, the 1st is “Food and a Future,” that seeks to offset increasing costs of food that serves to feed two hundred kids per day with meals and offers money to afford beans, which is a dietary staple in Dominican Republic.
Spanish teacher and trip co-ordinator Barbara Kelley told that every child has the right to a name and the right to food. This program reveals kids the value of taking action. They have been able to fundraise and collect donations, and the orphanage tells them what they need.