"The experience on the batey was eye opening . . .
the poverty and living conditions were such a stark contrast
to the joy that each child radiated."
~ Dominican Republic Traveler, April, 2022
Back in December, I wrote to you about the Saugatuck High School Interact Club and their upcoming travels to Batey 106, Dominican Republic.
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So many of you supported this year's trip by joining me at a festive fundraising yoga class or by donating directly. Thank you!
While the ongoing pandemic postponed the trip from January to April, your generosity helped make this year's travels a huge success.
Twenty Saugatuck High School students continued the tradition of fostering relationships and forging connections. This year's project? Helping to build a playground for the incredible kids in the batey.
If you know any of the students or adults who were on the trip, please ask them about it.
"Mainly, I see this trip as a kind of cultural exchange:
Our students learn about both Dominican and Haitian cultures,
and they bring back the valuable experience of navigating
these cultures. For many of our students, it's their first trip to another country. The icing on the cake is that some absolutely wonderful magic happens in working together as a group in partnership with the community of Batey 106,
and it's always an honor to be there to behold.
~ Mike Shaw, SHS Interact Club Sponsor
Thank you for being part of the expansiveness,
P.S. This time between two eclipses is powerful. Keep both ears active, listen within, and stay focused on your intention ✨