Four freshman students from Dennis-Yarmouth Regional High School in Massachusetts joined two of their language teachers on a Fuller Center Global Builders trip to Pignon, Haiti, last month. They say they came away with a different perspective of the country than most Americans possess.
“I don’t think people here in the United States understand the natural beauty,” 15-year-old Alexis DeNisi told The Dennis Register of working in the countryside, well north of the crowded capital of Port-au-Prince. “It’s beautiful. It has its flaws, but at the same time you want to be there forever.”
While there, the students had many new experiences — from building a home and trying new foods and from washing clothes by hand to catching rides on motorcycles.