Middle School Students Spend Spring Break in the Dominican Republic

During Spring Break, 12 8th grade students, along with chaperones Rob Buscaglia P'22'24, 8th Grade Academy Leader, and Metty Vithayathil, Middle School teacher, had the opportunity to travel to the Dominican Republic for a 7-day service trip.

"During the trip, the team worked collaboratively with the people of Monte Coca, DR to build a house and a latrine for two impoverished families in that community," shares Buscaglia.

Monte Coca is a small, very poor, and isolated community of sugar cane plantation workers (known as a batey) who struggle to get the basic necessities (i.e. clean water, adequate housing, healthcare, education, etc.).

The Middle School students had the privilege of working side by side with members of the Monte Coca community, building together, getting to know one another, and learning about the lives of the people on the batey.
Malvern Preparatory School is an Augustinian School, Catholic and Independent for boys in grades 6 through 12, located in the Greater Philadelphia suburb of Malvern, Pa. We are committed to the Augustinian values of VeritasUnitas, and Caritas, meaning Truth, Unity, and Love.