This time of the year, activities at the casita de los niños are up and running: tutoring for homework, the cafeteria serving two meals per day, sport and outdoor games in the playground, creative workshops, music and drawing lessons, and of course regular health checks.
Still, while working hard as usual, it’s useful sometimes to find the time to stop and change the lens through which we view our daily routine. This is what Chiara, the young woman who has worked 11 months at the casita as a civil servant, has done by asking a bunch of our kids a simple question: “what does the Casita mean to you?”
Many answers came: some were sort of expected, some a bit ungrammatical, some both simple and amazing.
Please find the time to give a look at the picture with the word cloud generated from their answers: here you may find the reason why the casita has to be, why this work has been done so far, why we must keep working.
Many thanks to Chiara for collecting this evidence, many thanks to our kids for reminding us of the whys, many thanks to YOU, dear friends, for working beside us!
For those who prefer a more legible text, the answers are here:
To me the casita means … home where I play a very important place, where I have fun and can find accountable tutors beautiful a wonderful place learning and playing really important playing where I learn a lot where I learn how to study, I find support and good advice beautiful where I play a very important place for everyone: you come here and learn how to study, and how to become a better person really important beautiful a good place to play where I learn to play music where I have lot of fun and make new friends beautiful where kids in real need find support really important really important: I have fun and I’m supported in my homework toys! a good place to study and learn beautiful, and I’m happy to make my homework there important everything For me, my casita is mine!
Summer break in Perù happen to start from January to March.
The sun gets hot, schools are closed, and it’s time for ..
Reinforcing in critical subjects
Some maintenance work
Expanding the structure
Because of the presence of Chiara, our bold volunteer who is spending her youth civil service year at the casita, everything is fun and everybody is happy to join the wide range of activities the casita offers. This is what we call “Vacaciones utiles” that is “useful holidays”.
Thanks to our donors this summer has been amazing .. and now it’s back to school time.
Now let’s pics tell our kids’ summer break stories: stay tuned, for more news are to come!
We have been decorating ...
..cooking (actually that's a fruit salad, still..)
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