Garabato artistic workshop

 
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The Kids participating on the Garabato artistic workshop have become a great unified group, and have created cool stuff to take home made of recycled materials. So far they’ve created a photo frame made with cardboard and egg shells!

They have also created their own version of the classic game “snakes and ladders”  to play together with their siblings and friends.

The past weeks the kids have been working with puppets on creating a show where they sing songs that they learn on other workshops that we run at El Desafío.

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Every year as the kids arrive for our workshops there is a first period of knowing each other and making new friends. This 2015 was no exception! And to help that process we made sure that many fun ice breaking games went on.

Then it was time to put our hands to work, and start creating amazing things, the first thing they created where cool personalized notebooks to take to school. Then, they created beautiful center pieces to decorate their homes that go together with recycled paper trays.

 

As always, you are welcome to visit us anytime to see first- hand how your support is making this project possible, and please if you have any questions, remarks or ideas, contact me on FacebookTwitter or via mail: luz.amuchastegui@eldesafio.org. Also you can sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. And of course join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information.

 

 

2014 was a great year, besides the cool activities that the kids were able to do through the different classes, we got amazing results in terms of the objectives that we pursue.

We saw significant increases on the kid’s self-esteem, communications skills and their abilities to solve conflicts. We know that this personal abilities will allow them to grow up as models within the community and have better chances of changing the social and economic problems that they are facing.

We are now working on the 2015 planning of the program, this means learning from our pasts experiences and keep our continuous improvement process running. So far it looks exciting!

I share some nice pictures that represents 2014, and will soon post back more news as we start the year.

As always, you are welcome to visit us anytime to see first- hand how your support is making this project possible, and please if you have any questions, remarks or ideas, please contact me via mail: luz.amuchastegui@eldesafio.org. Also you can sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. And of course join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information.

 

 

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This past months have been packed with activities and fun. Besides making a lot of nice things to take home, we went out to visit a local park filled with creative activities to do, where art and crafts are the main attraction.

So, they created boxes with wheels to store their toys & comic books out of used apple boxes, planters out of plastic bottles, flower vases and picture holders.

 

While on the visit they played with games based on local artists such as tick tack toe, and puzzles. Also creating a moving color spectrum.

 

No doubts this last part of the year has been packed with many cool activities and as a result kids are more creative, communicate better with each other and are absolutely committed.

 

As I always mention in my reports, you are welcome to visit us anytime to see first- hand how your support is making this project possible, and please if you have any questions, remarks or ideas, contact me on FacebookTwitter or via mail: luz.amuchastegui@eldesafio.org. Also you can sign up for our renewed newsletter by clicking here. And of course join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information.

As the months go by the kids from Garabato continue to create different pieces that they then share with their friends and families. Now it’s time to play, for that they are creating their very own version of the well-known Pictonary game.

This activity came like a huge challenge for the kids, who in fact were a bit frightened at the beginning, but as classes go by, and the board starts to get color, the challenge seems a bit easier. Now it is time to draw in order to win the game!

Another thing we implemented during the past months is a healthier snack, with more fruits and cereals. The first thing we offered were peaches, immediately some of them mentioned that they didn’t like them, but of course never tried them, so after insisting a little, they did and loved them.  

 

As I always mention in my reports, you are welcome to visit us anytime to see first- hand how your support is making this project possible, and please if you have any questions, remarks or ideas, contact me on FacebookTwitter or via mail: luz.amuchastegui@eldesafio.org. Also you can sign up for our renewed newsletter by clicking here. And of course join our Facebook fanpage in where we share day to day information.

 

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Organization

El Desafio Foundation

Papendrecht, Zuid Holland, Netherlands
http://www.eldesafio.org

Project Leader

Mario Raimondi

Lelystad, Netherlands

Where is this project located?

Map of Garabato artistic workshop