Service For Peace Hosts University Alternative Spring Breaks

IVPA member Service For Peace just finished an exciting month of March hosting six alternative spring groups. These six groups of  university students chose to take part in alternative spring breaks, participating in service projects and learning about new cultures in Guatemala and Dominican Republic.

Students and staff members from Alternative Breaks@UCSD joined the Service For Peace Servicio Para la Paz República Dominicana team in La Represa, Dominican Republic to continue construction of two new classrooms, a new computer lab and an administrative office/library, AND learn to make organic chocolate courtesy of the new Empowered Women’s Cooperative. In Guatemala another Alternative Breaks@UCSD group joined Service For Peace to continue building three new classrooms in the Community of Peace of El Quimal.

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Students from Georgia Tech’s AMSA – American Medical Student Association served in the DR’s largest public children’s hospital, El Angelita. They visited the rural Community of Peace to learn about unique challenges facing the medical community in the Dominican Republic, and experience what’s not so different after all.
Service For Peace involves volunteers in ongoing community development programs around the world. Currently Service For Peace works with communities in Kenya,  Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. Programs are designed to further the growth and development of individuals and communities through the shared experience of voluntary service. For more information visit Service For Peace .

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