Rotarian and RPCV, Ross Freezer, organized a donation of 11,500 books to schools in Dominican Republic where Peace Corps Volunteers are currently serving. Ross recently visited the community “El Cuchillo” to see how the donated books were being incorporated into children’s lives. Hal Ripken supported Ross in documenting this great example of partnership in action.
“Peace Corps Volunteers really are a catalyst to get the books in the hands of children. The donation is to the schools, but often times the schools are unclear or don’t have a plan for when … or how the students are going to use the books. [Peace Corps Volunteers] can share their knowledge and experience with the teachers, librarians and support staff to make sure the kids get time with these books.” - Laura Sunquist, Education Program Manager, Peace Corps Dominican Republic
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