(Sustaining Hope: Video by Arcadia University. Breaking ground in the Dominican Republic with Schools for Sustainability, Inc. through a service trip in March 2015.)
Schools for Sustainability:
Schools for Sustainability, Inc. (S4S) establishes and operates self-supporting high schools that teach and model proficiency in integrated water remediation, renewable energies, food production, use of green building materials, and waste management to foster sustainable economic development in under-resourced regions.
Schools for Sustainability, Inc. has won the WIL Empowerment Grant. In accordance with WIL of Greater Philadelphia’s mission of “empowering women as leaders globally,” WIL offers competitive empowerment grants to provide financial support for non-profits and NGOs working in developing countries. The empowerment grants target areas of WIL’s mission other than microfinance and village banks: education, health, training, social and political empowerment programs for women. The Empowerment Grants Committee awarded us a grant of $500 to help Schools for Sustainability, Inc. and 33 Buckets provide clean drinking water for Dominicans and Haitians.
Hello Lovers of Travel and Sustainability!!!
Schools for Sustainability, Inc (S4S) is going to the Dominican Republic, from Tuesday, June 21st to Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
and we want you to join us!!!
S4S is collaborating with Dr. Jody Luna from Illinois Institute of Art and 33 Buckets.
The mission of 33 Buckets is to empower others to become self-reliant by improving their access to clean water. 33 Buckets partners with schools in developing regions and provides the resources and support they need to create and manage their own potable water. This is accomplished by providing locally sourced water filtration technology, conveying the importance of clean water and sanitation, and establishing a water advisory committee.
The water in our community is contaminated, which has caused illnesses.
We need to fix this. Be a part of the solution with us.
During this trip we will:
- Find the sources of the contamination
- Design a filtration system
- Build a shed to protect the system after it is designed and built.
- Educate the community on water, sanitation, and hygiene.
- BUILD a WATER PURIFICATION SYSTEM that will benefit over 5,000 Dominicans.
One of our volunteers playing with the kids in our community.
The trip cost is $815 per person.
What is included?
- Trip orientation
- Hotel, shared with 2-4 people
- Transportation (to/from airport plus daily)
- 3 meals a day (except free and departure day)
- Activities (waterfall and chocolate tour)
- Teacher supervision and planning
Your group size is 30 amazing volunteers.
What is not included?
- Airfare (approx $400-800)
- Visitor Visa, purchased at airport ($10)
- Traveler’s insurance ($35-80)
Binita with one of the children in our community.
Day 1: Arrival and orientation
Day 2: Site seeing, local demo, waterfall
Day 3-7: Service work
Day 8: Free day in Santo Domingo and late evening departure
Alyssa playing with the children in our community.
Have general questions?
In order to reserve your space, please send your deposit and the Traveler Registration Form.
TRAVELER REGISTRATION FORM is important because it enables us to gather your emergency contact information, any dietary restrictions, and allergies in order to ensure your safety on this trip.
DEPOSITS: For this tour, a non-refundable deposit is required to guarantee your reservation, which will be applied towards the cost of your package. The $200 is needed to guarantee your spot on the trip. We do not review an application. The registration form is NOT an application. The registration form is the form we collect to collect important info about the passenger that we will need for travel arrangements. We will NOT turn anyone away after they pay the $200 deposit. That deposit holds their spot. Deposits are non-refundable, in the event you are not longer able to join us.
Deposits can be sent via mail as a check to Schools for Sustainability, Inc at 1043 Tyson Ave Philadelphia PA 19111. Deposit can also be submitted via paypal using this link: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr
FINAL PAYMENT DEADLINE – $815 by MAY 15, 2016
If the deposit is made through paypal, please note that there will be a 2.9% service charge and a $0.30 charge applied to Schools for Sustainability, Inc. so the payment should be $815.00 + 2.9% ($23.64) + $0.30 = $838.94 (total charge through website).
Please feel free to contact us Alyssa (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Binita (email@example.com) with any questions.
Unable to join us on the trip, join the movement! Provide clean drinking water to Dominicans and Haitian by donating to our indiegogo campaign. Click here to make a tax deductible donation.
Thank you all and have a great day!!!
Schools for Sustainability Team
How to get involved:
Donate to Schools for Sustainability
You can help support Schools for Sustainability’s mission to teach sustainability: http://schoolsforsustainability.org/donations/
Volunteer to Help Schools for Sustainability
If you would like to volunteer with us we would love to have you. We are always seeking grant writers, event planners, researchers, marketing assistance, editors, and so on.
Please send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Volunteer” as the subject line.
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