Project Esperanza

Project Esperanza is a non-profit organization that began as and remains a Virginia Tech student organization. Project Esperanza serves to connect the Blacksburg, Virginia community and the Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic community through service. Our programs are designed to work toward breaking the cycle of poverty present among the lower social classes in these two communities, as well toward breaking the cycle of apathy present among the upper classes.

Story Time

Story Time
Photo from Progress Report 'A Great Summer, Starting School' (view small | med | large | orig)

Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts
Photo from Progress Report 'A Great Summer, Starting School' (view small | med | large | orig)

Counselor Cole carries camper Aniverca.

Counselor Cole carries camper Aniverca.
Photo from Progress Report 'A Great Summer, Starting School' (view small | med | large | orig)

Masks in arts and crafts

Masks in arts and crafts
Campers Fellita, Milena, and Chantal show off the masks that they made in the arts and crafts station of camp. (view small | med | large | orig)

Being carried for Duck, Duck, Goose

Being carried for Duck, Duck, Goose
In a game of Up, Up, Down (words changed to learn specific English vocabulary), counselor Cole carries camper Aniverca around the circle since she has cerebral palsy and is unable to run. Camp has been especially monumental for this camper since she has never been to school before due to the lack of availability of special education in the Dominican Republic. (view small | med | large | orig)
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