DP students prepare for trip to help refugees
On World Refugee Day, held every year on 20 June, the UN and people around the world commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees. This year, nineteen IB Diploma Programme (DP) students in New York are preparing to contribute to this global effort by giving their time and talent to try and improve the lives of Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic.
The students will be working in refugee communities to assist with floor-laying in living quarters and with building latrines to improve sanitary conditions.
Accompanying the students will be Felice Prindle-Schulte, a school counselor whose duties include coordinating CAS, the IB's unique creativity, activity and service curriculum component, and Keith Roll, a sixth-grade English teacher. It's a unique opportunity for students to give back and make an impact in the world," said Mr. Roll. "It's a great opportunity to see different perspectives from a more global lens. To me, there is a hunger in Bloomfield to go out and help people."