We are very happy to keep you updated about the increase of our afterschool project.The children seem to come to the project on a more frequent basis, which means we host more children every day. With lots of local support, such as donations of fruit, eggs and oats we have been able to provide the children with a even more nutricious snack.
In the last couple of months we also hosted over 20 volunteers from the local public university of San Carlos. The volunteers have helped us out during the afternoon activities, but also with homework for the kids. They even created a great coat rack for the sweaters of the chlidren.
One group of University students came over to work with the kids on themes such as self confidence, family problems and friendship/ team spirit. This activity took place on a Saturday, and even though we do not usually have activities on Saturdays, a record of 68 children came to learn and share. For us as an organization this confirms that the children like to come to Caras Alegres to learn, educate themselves and have a good time.
The last couple of months we also hosted 2 psychology interns. They have been working one-on-one with the smallest children to strengthen their reading/ writing and motor skills.
We are very grateful for all the donations we receive international as much as national. Thanks!
In the last couple of months more and more kids are showing up in our afterschool program, some days up to 65 kids are participating. We were able to give all the kids more nutricious snacks during the afternoon, such as Incaparina which is a protein drink for kids and a piece of fruit.
On the picture below you can see 2 sisters enjoying their snack. They came the first time about 3 months ago and didn't miss more than 2 afternoons ever since. They love to participate in our different activities suchn as handicrafts and sports but also always ask for a double snack. We hope we can activate and motivate those kids to continue studying and improving their health conditions.
One of the special activities we did with older girls in the last couple of months was Yoga. In a childish way they learned more about their breathing and controlling their emotions. Every single day they asked when the next Yoga class was going to happen. Another special activity was a activity from our Director who is a qualified psychologist. He organized an activity focused on their safety on the street and what girls would have to do in case of strangers coming to close to them.
Thanks to all of you who have donated and made it possible to do all those incredible things here in the neighbourhood of Las Rosas in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala. It is very needed and we see the changes in new kids every single day.
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