School trip to Dominican orphanage cancelled over coronavirus fears

Originally published by CBC on 04 March 2020


Two Ottawa high schools cancelled a humanitarian trip to an orphanage in the Dominican Republic. On this trip, students intended on volunteering at the orphanage and helping to renovate a local school. The students also intended on donating money, toys, books, clothing and other goods to children at the orphanages.

It is unclear from the article if the students were still able to donate the goods to children in the orphanage or if renovation projects would be put on hold due to lack of volunteers.