A group of Mercy Academy students worked with natives of the Dominican Republic to plant cucumbers in a garden the students built. Sixteen students and two teachers served in the Dominican Republic from June 23 to July 2 on the school’s first international service-learning trip.
While there, the students also worked in groups and went door to door educating individuals in the village of Las Tunas on how to prevent the spread of mosquitoes and diseases.
The students handed out mosquito nets, chlorine, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap and bleach. The students also mixed and laid cement floors in houses and helped to make improvements to a baseball field in the community of El Cerrito where they stayed throughout their trip.