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Nov 21, 2018

Cuentos en la Plaza- Bibliotecas Moviles continues

Cuentos en la Plaza- Bibliotecas Móviles continues to expand.

On June, our mobile libraries visited Ludoteca San Vicente, Tabuchila, Río Muchacho, Pío Montúfar Shelter in Bahía de Caráquez, the attentive children listened to the stories of the books, read non-stop, took the puppet play "El escondite de las ganas” (The hideout of desire) by Jonas Ribiero, an inspiring story about daring to discover our hidden dreams and fight for them. We read animal stories "Hipópotamo peleón" (Big Bully Hippo) by Stuart Trotter and "Hipo no nada" (Hippo does not swim) by Pablo Bernasconi. The craft activity did not wait, the children made their hippos with big mouths, white teeth and crazy eyes.

On July, we visited the communities de Tabuchila, la escuela del milenio en Canoa, Ludoteca Nueva Esperanza en San Vicente, y Coaque, the children read, listened attentively to the pair of "Monstruo Rosa” (Pink monster) and "Pájaro Amarillo” (Yellow bird) by Olga de Dios, two stories about diversity and the value of sharing, inviting us to take care of the planet and to liberate our idea for the common good. The children made their own yellow birds and returned to home happy.

On August, we had the honor to coordinate work with Libraries without borders, we inaugurated a new mobile library, the children of Coaque now have their own space to fill up with stories, we made the presentation with the triology by Oliver Jeffers with "Perdido y encontrado” (Lost and found), "De vuelta a casa” (The way back to home) and "Cómo alcanzar una estrella" (How to Catch a Star), in the craft activity, each child drew and painted his own penguin, in 10 steps, following the instructions of Oliver Jeffers himself.

We want to highlight the importance of volunteer work in the communities we visit, stung by the critter reader, we are happy that they remain motivated and spread the seeds, we have observed that some communities are germinating and giving the fruits of Love for reading..

It's so thrilling to be keep counting and adding!

Oct 16, 2018

We continue dreaming for a permanent place.

“Having a place to go- is a home. Having someone to love- is a family. Having both- is blessing.“-Donna Hedger.

We continue dreaming for a permanent place. 

The security of a “forever home” will provide the children and youth the opportunity to keep developing self-confidence and open-mindedness by learning and playing.

The dream of a permanent home for the Clara Luna Foundation means funds now allocated for monthly expenses could be spent on expanded programs.

If you believe magic happens all the time. Now it's time to check out where the magic happens. Watch this video: 

It was Flying Day at Clara Luna!

Help us to keep fantasy alive!

Sep 24, 2018

Love is life at Clara Luna

Much of June and early July was devoted to preparation for the annual Olympic games at Clara Luna. We read materials about the core values of the games; Respect,Excellence and Friendship. We took a virtual trip to Greece by plane via a computer simulation. After we "landed" we learned about the culture, foods and people of modern Greece .We also explored stories about the history of the ancient games. The children learned about the origins and goal of promoting peace.We practiced the athletic events of relay running, sprinting, tossing and football for weeks. The two day event was held at a local field where members of the community assisted as announcers, referees and judges. There were many attending spectators comprised of family and friends. Volunteers Laura from Germany and Susanne and Ross from Australia led the teams that represented their countries. Ed and Trish worked with team representing the U.S..Paola led the team fron Ecuador. It was a great success enjoyed by all and a lesson in peaceful cooperation .
In August we were visited by a travelling magician named Nestor Mottta. He read stories of magic to Club de Ninos and performed a show with a fellow magician, Jorge Hamlin for the children, parents and friends of Clara Luna. A special night of Music and Magic was held at Taverne 13 for the benefit of parents, children and the general public.
The English classes learned songs such as " Don't cross the street in the middle of the block" and  "The people on the bus".
We also had crafts activities where we made art inspired by the european artists Matise and Picasso.
 
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