March 12, 2019

Day 5: Heartfelt Goodbyes

Providence 2019 HANDS Team:

Today was our last day at the job-site, and it was an emotional one! The morning was mostly spent filling cornerforms with concrete, with only a brief splash of rain. However, the afternoon was more emotional and exciting:

It started with many water fights between construction staff and volunteers, which depleted half of our water supply. After that, we set to work cleaning the job site of loose bricks and woods. Once we finished that, we were invited to an assembly that the students held for us. 

We danced with the students, and the grade eights sang us a few songs. Then Luciano awarded us for our hard work with a bag of homemade-chocolate! We then prayed, and waded through the children to make our goodbyes. Hugs were given, tears were shed, and numbers were asked for as we made our way from younger to older students. The connections we made in the past week ended in tearful farewells. 

Eventually, we boarded the van and left. Tomorrow we’re off to Santo Domingo for tourist activities.


EduDeo Staff
Mar 14, 2019 at 9:43 am

You have all made an incredible contribution to the school and it it seems the school children have made an incredible contribution to each of you. Good byes are never easy, good thing there was chocolate! Enjoy your day away from work, it has been well deserved!

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