House in Batey

 Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. 
by Swami Sivananda

Construction Volunteer 

Team collaboration into rehabilitating the Barahona community through sustainable design. We designed and built a 500 sq ft. home for a family of six in a town where 80% of the population lives under extreme poverty.

Andy's Kitchen

 Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best. 
by: St. Jerome

Designer & Leader 

Responsible for designing a low-cost cafeteria for 100 people, to be built in Barahona, Dominican Republic. Main leader of the on site construction team, in charge of coordinating and supervising volunteers.

Batey Rehab Project Inc

Life changing experience! I was part  of two venture trips, one in spring trip 08 and the other one in summer trip 09. The trip give me a new perspective on life and help me appreciate the smaller things that we take for granted on a day to day basis. Thanks to the Founder Katie Godkin, SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design) have the chance to go to this trips and learn a lot about the value of life, how hard we need to work to achieve our goals and how good it feels after you have given everything you could. BRP its about love and community and group collaboration. It was amazing to have the opportunity to actually make a real life difference in the world. To see the families and the kids with such a huge smiles because of my team and me was priceless. This has been one of a kind experience. I left part of my heart in the Dominican Republic, but I hope someday i will go back to give a little more of it.

If you wish to know more about Batey  Rehab Project Inc, give donations or simply learn about the situation in the bateys, click in B.R.P. and you will go straight to the official page.