Dominican Republic Mission Trips 2023 | Mission Direct

Dominican Republic

Providing safe places to play

The DR is a beautiful country with wonderful sandy beaches, vegetation, and friendly people. During your two-week trip you will have the unique opportunity to see the real Dominican Republic – not just the view that the tourists see of the beaches and palm trees. Sadly, life for many people involves serious poverty and hardship.

During your trip, you get the opportunity to help improve the lives of many people here. It is a varied and exciting program, with something for everyone.

 

Please note that the trip dates may vary a day either way due to flight availability.

Overview:

Beach   /   Building Project   /   Home and garden projects   /   Suitable for all ages

Mission Trip Dates

The Projects

2023 brings an incredible opportunity to join us working with Claire at Go MAD, and with Enson and his small community of Severet, to build a playground and basketball court for the local children and youth. Go MAD exists to create opportunities and bring hope to those living in financial poverty in the Dominican Republic. They work in 6 communities in the North Coast area, providing free school transport, English classes, weekly medical clinics in each community, youth discipleship, preschools and much more!

Severet is a rural community of around 120 families. Mission Direct first worked in this beautiful community in 2016 when we had the opportunity to bring running water to the village! Since then, MD have worked with Go MAD to add a classroom to the village school too. In 2023 we are excited to return to Severet and bless the community with a playground for the children and a basketball court for the youth (& adults!!)

Playgrounds are great spaces for social development, building stronger community friendships, Playgrounds are safe spaces where kids develop crucial physical, social, emotional, and imaginative skills necessary to gain self-confidence, improve coordination, and advance critical thinking capabilities.

We will also be visiting and assisting at other established local communities, schools, and a rehab centre and will visit English speaking churches. There is already an established church on in the new village to welcome all the new families that will move in, which we will visit.

Rest and Relaxation

As well as enjoying the beautiful white beaches and warm sea by your hotel – a visit to Rudy’s has something for everyone. From a walk through the beautiful garden filled with tropical fruits, to taking a lazy river boat ride; you’ll then end your visit with an amazing lunch prepared with ingredients from Rudy’s ecology garden.


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Country Information

Puerto Plata is in the north of the Dominican Republic

The time Zone is GMT -4 hours

The local language is Spanish

Up to 35°C from Mar-Oct

The Flight is approximately 9 hours.

The Impact So Far

The teams in Dominican Republic have been doing an incredible job.
Here are a few of the most recent stories and stats from the projects...

120

families now have access to a clean waterline

6

village school classrooms built

70

Houses built

Mission Trip Dates

Dominican Republic 2023 – Team 1

20 Jul - 03 Aug 2023

Contribution:  £2,240

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Dominican Republic 2023 – Team 2

10 Aug - 24 Aug 2023

Contribution:  £2,240

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The contributions listed are a reduced amount, based on the assumption that Gift Aid will be declared.

Orientation and Reunion days

Orientation days and reunion days are included to help you get the most from your trip.

Orientation Day

Reunion Day

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