A Typical Day as Reported by A Volunteer

A Community of Doers

We live in a modest home with the Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus and are a community in every sense of the word. We support and care for each other.

Our day starts at 7:15 a.m., when the Holy Child Sisters, Dominican teachers, and the volunteers hop in the back of our truck and travel to the mission in Batey Lecheria. As our driver makes his way through the village, the children we teach run alongside the truck and greet each of us with welcoming hugs.

The school day is structured and focuses on core subjects, such as reading, writing, and math. We also work on developing the students’ life skills, such as concentration, patience, and the ability to reflect and listen to the world around them. However, we always make time for fun throughout the day.

Feeding the Spirit and the Body

To help sustain the children spiritually and emotionally, we strive to create a warm environment that is filled with respect and gentleness. We also recognize the importance of sustaining our students’ physical health and strength, so we provide each child with a vitamin, glass of milk, and government-issued bread daily.

Our school day ends at about 4:45 p.m. We return home, where we eat supper together, relax, and twice-weekly pray as a community.

You can read more about our home life in the Community Section.

Please consider joining us as a volunteer in Batey Lecheria.