High school freshmen reflect on Global Builders trip to Haiti

High school freshmen reflect on Global Builders trip to Haiti

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.

The students discussed their trip with The Dennis Register in an in-depth article you can read here.

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Chris Johnson is the Director of Communications for The Fuller Center for Housing, a multi-award-winning columnist for the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer and author of 4 books.

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