George School’s service trip to Cuba was featured by ahora.cu, a Cuban news website. The trip’s mission of peace and friendship was highlighted by a game of volleyball between the American and Holguin students from the Holguin Quaker Church of Friends.

“Beyond competition, the game was more about friendship and sharing, which is one of the most important goals of the mission,” said Reynaldo Cruz Diaz. He reported that the group included eleven students and three teachers, who all have been working to help restore different churches in the area.

This summer trip is the twentieth anniversary of George School’s first service trip to Cuba. While there, George School students gained a new respect and understanding of Cuban culture and the Cuban people.

“Coming here and finding out how friendly and generous the people are has shattered [the stereotype of Cuba] I had as a child,” said Carol Bernate ’13.

“They say that they are not rich in terms of money,” added Dan Simon ’13, “but they are rich in spirit.” Read more.

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