<strong>Thank you for your support of our trip so far. While we have almost reached a fundraising milestone of $2,000 we still need to fundraise an additional $3,500 in order to successfully carry out our service trip. Your continued donations are much appreciated.</strong>
Twelve Middlebury students will be traveling to San Jose de Ocoa, Dominican Republic over February break as part of a Middlebury Alternative Break (MAlt) trip.
MAlt is a student organization that provides student-designed and student-led service trips for Middlebury College students. MAlt offers opportunities for students to participate in strong direct service that seeks to address needs as determined by a local community partner. MAlt is committed to a needs-blind acceptance policy. As a result, we do extensive fundraising to ensure that participants’ financial needs can be met. We all work together to support one another, which is why this fundraiser is so critical to our efforts.
Through working with ADESJO, the Association for the Development of San Jose de Ocoa, we will collaborate with a rural Dominican community to meet local housing needs. Trip participants will learn about ADESJO’s grassroots model for self-identified community development, as well as the organization’s focus on engaging future residents of houses in the building and decision-making process. Our group will have ample time to get to know community members when we are not building and speak with them to better understand San Jose de Ocoa’s complexities.
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Dollars Raised: 255%
Deadline: Jan 30, 2017
Total needed: $2,000
Kyler Blodgett, International Politics and Economics, McLean, VA
Sophie Kapica, Environmental Economics, Chatham, NJ
Christeline Velazquez, Economics, New York City
Eric Machado, English and Spanish, Walnut Creek, CA
Gabbie Santos, International Politics and Economics, Silang, Cavite, Philippines
Hollie Haigh, Spanish and Italian, Liverpool, UK
Marcelo López, IGS: Latin America, Richmond, CA
Meron Benti, Anthropology, Shashemene, Ethiopia
Mohamed Hussein, Economics, Cairo, Egypt
Noah Klammer, Physics, Decorah, IA
Tatsatom Isvaranam Goncalves, Environmental Policy, Dois Irmaos, Brazil
Zeest Hassan, Biochemistry and Economics, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
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