Students from L’École secondaire catholique Le Relais in Alexandria and from La Citadelle in Cornwall participated in a humanitarian trip to the Dominican Republic March 1 to 8.
“We are submerged in their culture by living in an Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos (NPH) orphanage,” says Le Relais teacher Hubert Gauthier. He and colleague Janick Besner organize the visits every two years. “There we eat, stay, play and work with/for the orphans,” says Mr. Gauthier.
“Gardening, kitchen duties, construction, singing with special needs students, English workshops for the Tias (aunts who take care of the orphans) are some of the activities involved. We also do crafts, games, sports,” he adds.
There was also time for sight-seeing in San Pedro de Macoris, Santo Domingo, visits to sugar cane fields, poor neighbourhoods and a public beach.
Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos literally meanis “our little brothers and sisters.”
It is a charitable organization that has provided a home for thousands of orphans and abandoned children since 1954. Currently there are NPH homes in nine Latin American countries.
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