January has been a great month at the Handfuls of Hope School! After a nice break from the holidays, it was back to work. Our first Mission Trip of the year headed down to the Dominican Republic in early January where many adults and children were cared for by our amazing team. Many of which had a chance to visit with their sponsor children! Our teachers were built very much needed desks and they couldn't be happier!
On January 25th the students celebrated Juan Pablo Duarte, the Dominican Republic’s founding father. Every year his birthday and his work towards independence are honored and celebrated throughout the country.
Did you know...
A bronze and granite statue is in Lower Manhattan, NYC in Duarte Square located on Avenue of the Americas and Canal Street. It was donated by the Dominican Republic on January 26, 1978. If you are ever in NYC make sure to go see it!