Bouwman heading to Dominican on school building mission

École Steffie Woima Elementary School teacher Amy Bouwman is looking forward to her participation in building a school

École Steffie Woima Elementary School teacher Amy Bouwman is looking forward to her participation in building a school in the Dominican Republic next month.

She’ll participate in a Lifetouch Memory Mission from Jan. 21-28 with about 50 volunteers to build a vocational school for children in a small, mountainous farming community.

Lifetouch, the leading national provider of school and family photography, organized the trip and invited school administrators, principals, educators and PTA members throughout North America to work alongside their volunteers and Dominican nationals on the project.

This is the third Memory Mission to Constanza. In 2011 and 2012 volunteers built an elementary school. That school now serves hundreds of children who otherwise would not have had a chance to receive an education.

Volunteers will work on a variety of projects, including block and concrete work, stucco and paint finishing for the classrooms. They will also have an opportunity to visit community members and participate in a day of photography for the children in this village, many of whom have never seen a photo of themselves.

Since the inception of the Lifetouch Memory Mission in 2000, Lifetouch hands have helped rebuild a village in war-ravaged Kosovo, repair homes in Appalachia, establish a children’s center in Jamaica, and construct a bridge in the land of the Navajo in Arizona. They have built 11 schools across Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Memory Mission volunteers have also provided on-site assistance to victims of natural disasters throughout the United States, including Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, floods in the Dakotas, fires in California, and tornadoes across the Midwest.

Learn more about the coming Memory Mission at www.lifetouchmemorymission.com.

 

Just Posted

Youth invited to find their spark

Find Your SPARC fair at NexSource Centre tomorrow to encourage new activities

Lunch leaders create local and global impact

Fox Run students meet every Thursday to plan how to be of service

UPDATE: Sylvan Lake RCMP search for two missing women is over

Serenity Rosewell and Jazmine Sleva were located and are safe

Accused Jason Klaus testifies in triple-homicide trial in Red Deer

Klaus charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count of arson

Christmas Bureau receives large cheque

Big Bear Energy donates to their community

Charge laid against B.C. man in alleged cat torture

Joshua Michael Lemire, 20, has been charged with one count of causing unnecessary pain/suffering to an animal.

BC RCMP hunt for white SUV that rammed cruiser

Kamloops RCMP are looking for a white SUV headed north on the Yellowhead Highway

Tourism numbers continue to climb in B.C.

The biggest rise in international travellers to British Columbia are those coming from Australia

Canadian screen stars want ‘action’ from industry meeting on sexual misconduct

‘Of course there’s been sexual harassment here. Absolutely. No question.’

Opioid prescriptions up across Canada: report

The report shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent, while daily doses on average dropped

Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci warns that Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Health Canada hints at government’s plans for legal pot

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regulations

Washington governor tells BC don’t be ‘daunted’ by Trump

“I want to assure this assembly that no matter who is in the White House, it won’t affect Washington state’s relationship with Canada or British Columbia.”

Most Read