by Scott Walker
The youngsters, the sneakers, the clothes… Nobody cares and also you don’t hear youngsters making enjoyable of each other for the model of sneakers one wears or the opposite one doesn’t.
In America we’ve got turn out to be a model pushed society. I’m positive that components of the Dominican are like that at present, however I’ve but to see it with my very own eyes.
In locations like El Caobal, Dominican Republic many of the youngsters put on sneakers that had been donated by church buildings in America. You see boys carrying pink and purple New Stability sneakers, yellow Converse, Keds, Reboks from the 1990’s, women carrying boys Nike’s and extra, however nobody cares. One other factor I seen is that college uniforms are part of the gown code on the faculties I visited – and youngsters don’t care.
When the bell rings and college is over, I like how I see traces of Murfreesboro, Tennessee throughout El Caobal and LaRepressa. I see MTSU shirts, Blackman Excessive Faculty clothes, Oakland, Riverdale and Smyrna simply to call a number of. I feel it’s neat that native residents in my very personal group have made such an affect on the Dominican in small villages most of us won’t ever see. New Vision in Murfreesboro has performed an enormous position in bringing love to those areas.
Faculties within the Dominican take the safety of college grounds severe. The faculties I visited had been wrapped with concrete partitions topped with razor wire defending them from the surface world throughout college hours.
The kids on the faculties within the Dominican, whereas poor financially, are full of pleasure. For me, it was like stepping again in time watching youngsters play collectively with out a playground or a online game to maintain them occupied. They wholeheartedly performed collectively.