By Alexandra Moscato
The Students’ Association and residence life teamed together to provide an opportunity to donate resources in a supply drive at Algonquin College to help benefit the Alternative Spring Break.
The Alternative Spring Break is an international experience unlike any other for students to help bring education and a noticeable difference to a Dominican community. With the help of supplies from the drive such as food, sports equipment, notebooks, and household items that will be able to expand the children’s learning opportunities.
A big focus for the educational aspect of the trip is teaching English to the community with extra help from some of the supplies.
“English is a really big tool for them to get out of poverty and to work in resorts for example,” said Steve Marchment, residence life coordinator.
“The supply drive is a piece to the puzzle,” said Mike Kokich, Outreach coordinator, who will be taking part in this event for the first time. He doesn’t doubt this experience will bring many other opportunities to further the learning experience into an interactive journey. It goes deeper than education in a class room.
“You’re learning not only about the world around you, but during this experience you’re learning about yourself,” he said.