In 1995 the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus began a mission site in the Dominican Republic to the north of Santo Domingo. The area is known as Batey (pronounced bah tay) Lecheria and is home to about 2,500 Haitian immigrants. The most basic necessities such as dependable running water, electricity and indoor plumbing are lacking.
You Are Needed: Become a Holy Child Volunteer!
At the mission site the Sisters founded a school and medical center. Every year we serve 400 children in our school and nearly 10,000 patients through our clinic. Annually Holy Child Volunteers serve alongside the Sisters of the Holy Child and Dominican teachers in our school and the volunteers and Sisters live together in community. The volunteers share in the mission of Christ, which is “to help others to believe that God lives and acts in them and in our world, and to rejoice in God’s presence.”
Holy Child Volunteers quickly discover that by focusing on the needs of others they themselves grow personally, spiritually, and professionally. Holy Child Volunteers need to have a college degree and must be proficient in Spanish. If you want to make a difference in our world, this is where you need to be.
Also check out more photos of our mission by clicking the Instagram logo or watch this testimony by Mary, a former student and now an assistant teacher at the school.