Aug 1, 2016

Earthquake of magnitude 7.8 16A in Ecuador

Activities with children.
Activities with children.

7.8 16A in Ecuador, 42 seconds in which the Earth moved and forever changed the lives of all Ecuadorians.

After the earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on 16th April, something that nobody could imagine happened and from then on we were not, nor will we be the same.

Everyone surely remembers what they were doing that Saturday at 18h58, the day the Earth moved and moved us all. Then we begin to understand the tragedy. The whole country showed its solidarity with the victims of the North, of the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas and without exception we all contribute what we can to help people who lost a little, a lot and some who have lost everything!

Clara Luna team not could be indifferent to this drama that in many cases has gone beyond materials losses. With the raising of funds to aid the children who are in distress, we made relaxing leisure activities and recreation for our children in the North.

Our plan started from South to North, it took 6 weeks of work to identify and coordinate sites to carry out our planned activities with children. We began our route with the slogan "We are united by the same" and "Force Ecuador”

During the time of our work in the north, we made a delivery of 1200 kits of paper for coloring and colored pencils in the communities visited. In 6 weekends, a total of 30 volunteers, between 5 and 8 people per week visited 25 different sites between communities, refuges and shelters, in the localities of Manta, Portoviejo, Rocafuerte, Tosagua, San Vicente, Bahía de Caráquez, Canoa, Jama, Pedernales and Cojimíes.

Our weekends became life experiences and a real example of people overcoming difficulties. Ecuador, such a small country, but simultaneously so rich in nature and warmth of humanity. We see it can rise from the rubble, work that is by no means easy but not impossible. We will continue in contact with our dear neighbors, taking the deserving children more activities and rest bite from their difficult time. And as stated in Canoa children when we said: "... And Colorín colorado, this bridge has broken."

See you soon!

Rural Area around Canoa.
Rural Area around Canoa.
Puppets play!
Puppets play!
Don Juan, Jama.
Don Juan, Jama.
Refuge San Roque, Bahia de Caraquez
Refuge San Roque, Bahia de Caraquez
... And Colorin colorado, this bridge has broken.
... And Colorin colorado, this bridge has broken.

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Jun 7, 2016

Kids Club

Club de Niños (or Kids Club) is every Wednesday and Friday for an hour and a half.  With your donations we have been able to do some incredible activities during Kids Club and revamp our reading corner for the kids in the past couple of months. 

In the past month, we have been focusing a lot on our earth and taking care of it.  This included a field trip to the plastic purchasing center in Puerto López, a beach clean up and using the materials to make art, composting organic waste to use in a garden, and planting fruit and vegetable seeds in our garden.  

The kids are watering and fertilizing the seeds every week during Kids Club and waiting patiently for the seeds to bud. 

Thank you for making their happiness possible! 

The Clara Luna Team 

 
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