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Oct 23, 2017

Help us realize our "Forever Home"

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

              For ten years, in rented spaces with a cost of approximately $1000 per month, Clara Luna has provided programs for children and youth that engages them in educational and creative activities. This is something very uncommon in Ecuador, especially in small towns like Puerto Lopez. They are taught skills like leadership, communication and critical thinking; otherwise a rare opportunity. 

             The security of a “forever home” will provide the children an opportunity to continue arts and crafts, read books, play games, work together on community initiatives and expand these programs in a space that they know will be always there. Please consider a donation that will help guarantee the Clara Luna Foundation a home of its own.

Oct 2, 2017

Clara Luna is like "Madness on a bicycle"

In the last few months, the children of the club have been very busy with their English lessons and activities; eager to learn and have fun.

In July, the children worked on stories with the theme of Diversity. We had our "Primera Feria Clara Luna" (Fair) where there was a garage sale, reading activities, yoga for parents, and a puppet play, "The Musicians of Bremen", prepared by the children. There was a circus for the children with the Anay Pacha project, “Feria de Dulces” (Candy Fair) run by the Club de Jóvenes as well as a raffle of an almost new bicycle.

In cooperation with the Project Desarrollo Sustentable, a workshop took place where the children made toys with recycled material practicing environmental conservation.

We celebrated with National Park Machalilla's 38th  Anniversary by marching in the parade with banners proclaiming messages of conservation and environmental protection.

Our Club de Jóvenes bicycled to Los Frailes Beach, in the Machalilla National Park area for a day of recreation.

In August, our Club de Niños concentrated on Hospitality. They listened to stories and did activities illustrating the rainbow of humanity, the children of the world, their rights, and the causes and consequences of migration. They discovered human values such as tolerance, empathy and fraternity that described  Hospitality.

Also, the children produced a puppet play "La peor señora del mundo, (The Worst Lady in the World)", which was a resounding success at our monthly event "Érase Una Vez” (Once Upon a Time)

In September, we are preparing for the Olympic Games of Clara Luna 2017. We’ll have to tell you about that later!
Oct 2, 2017

One year of adventures....

One year of adventures in companionship with the traveling stick and Travelina, the pink suitcase.


After the year anniversary of the Earthquake in Ecuador last April, Clara Luna is one of the few organizations that continues activities with the children affected in the northern part of Manabi.


Once a month, the Clara Luna team of 4-5 volunteers takes a long weekend to work in their project “Cuentos en la plaza bibliotecas Moviles.” (Books in the plaza, mobile libraries). The adventure begins very early on Saturday morning where we take a 4-5 hour journey, change buses 4 times, and we do all that will traveling with a stick 2.5 meters long and a pink suitcase that play a role in our programming.


In June, the children listened to stories of monsters. They learned about emotions through the book “Monster of colores” and “Nac, Nac, the moster that eats books” and like always we put on a play, which this month was “Grufalo”. We visited the communities of Chone, Bahia de Caraquez, Rio Muchacho, and Canoa.


In July, we focused on Diversity. “Elmer, the elephant of colors” and “Luciano el gusano” were two stories that taught how to respect differences. The play for that month was “Los musicos de Bremen” that was enhanced by musical sounds the kids put together. In this month we visited Chone, San Vicente, Bahia de Caraquez, and Tabuchila.


In August, with a little bit of humor, we worked on tolerance and empathy through the books “Fernando del furiosos”, “pastel para enemigos” and “hipopotamo Peleon”. Our play for this month was “the worst lady in the whole world”. This month we visited Chone, San Vicente, Bahia de Caraquez, and Tabuchila.


That concludes our adventures for the past three months, stay tuned for more! 

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