Georgian College & Rayjon Share Care have partnered together to facilitate nursing trips to the Dominican Republic for over 20 years, providing a “bridge between those who can help and those who need and want help.” Student nurses willing to provide skilled health care and inquisitive about the developing world will enter a community of people in need of help—ready to share their story, culture and challenges.
Caring in action:
Working in partnership with local health care providers our team will provide care for more than 500 of the most vulnerable and impoverished persons living in the Consuelo area. Many of these families are of Haitian descent and have come to the DR to work on ‘bateys’ (sugar cane plantations). Without registration, and therefore without rights in the DR, these families live in tiny strip-row housing consisting of one or two rooms, and often without hydro or potable water, let alone access to health care.
Will you help support quality health care and equality in the Dominican Republic?
Our goal is to facilitate the students’ learning by providing culturally competent health care and related health education to impoverished families in the poorest regions of the DR; in conjunction with, and directly alongside, the valued community health leaders.
Participants are responsible for their own airfare and accommodation costs, as well as collecting donations of medical supplies, clothing, books, and $, which will be left with our Dominican partners for disbursement and allocation to the very needy communities.