Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bangladesh – Old Dhaka and Clinic Visit

photo(11)We are very grateful to our DCI host for their thoughtful hospitality and kindness.  They are very dedicated to the SHU group having a complete Bangladeshi experience that is safe, culturally rich and enjoyable.  Spending time with the DCI children has been one of many highlights of this journey that has just begun.  Our first full day in Dhaka was spent at the DCI clinic.  The SHU group was introduced to the resident doctor, pre-k class, sewing workshop and surrounding community during the AM visit.  The community leaders were very welcoming and were kind to invite us into a few homes to visit.  In the afternoon the group visited old Dhaka.  The traffic was mind boggling.  After several hours inching our way through the city we ended at a Bangladeshi Chinese restaurant, followed by a short rickshaw ride back to the DCI headquarters / orphanage / our home.  It has been a very full first day.  We are exhausted.  We look forward to tomorrow and reduced effects of jet lag.

http://www.distressedchildren.org/

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Winter Service Programs – Bangladesh, Dominican Republic, Mississippi & CURTIS Week (Bridgeport) 2014/15

Bangladesh 2014/15

SHU students, faculty and staff will travel to Dhaka, Bangladesh to partner with the non-profit Distressed Children & Infants International, Inc. (DCI).  SHU students will participate in educational activities for the children living in the orphanage DCI operates.

Dominican Republic January 2015

SHU students and faculty members have partnered with Community Partners, Inc. (COPA).  The SHU delegation will participate in community development activities in the community “La Bombita.”

Mississippi 2015

SHU students, faculty, staff and a local volunteer travel to Mississippi this year to assist in home construction through Habitat for Humanity.

CURTIS Week 2015

SHU students and staff spend 5 days at St. Charles Parrish in an immersion service program named after Bishop Walter Curtis.  Students do service, learn about the history and understand the current issues faced by Bridgeport, CT.