We have very exciting news! In August, thanks to a generous donor, we were able to build a brand-new playground for Picaflor! For weeks, the children watched the construction on the grounds, and the anticipation built every day. They were very patient, and this patience was finally rewarded during the last week of the month when the new park as open for play! The smiles and laughter have been continuous every afternoon since!
The new park comes complete with a new set of swings, a new seesaw, a rope bridge, and a roller slide! It was all designed and constructed by local builders from the area, allowing us to give back to our community in more way than one. The new setup is larger and safer than what has been present for the last several years. It’s an upgrade our hard-working students certainly deserve!
Farewell to Emily
Emily, who had been working with us for the last several months as an NGO assistant intern, sadly had to leave us at the beginning of September, as her internship time ended. She did excellent work for Picaflor house and helped us develop a new Child Protection Module for the children of Oropesa. We’ll have more about that for you in our next update. So stay tuned! It’s something of which we’re quite proud and excited for.
We’d like to give a shout out to the volunteers we have had since our last update. A very big thank you to Yucheng, the Hartshorn family, Nicki, Tuvia, and Jessica! Our work at Picaflor House simply wouldn’t be possible without your assistance and support! Thank you for joining us in Peru!
Thank you for taking the time to read our update, and as always, thank you for your continued, invaluable support. If you would like to donate, and we hope you do, please visit our page to do so!
Emily, NGO Assistant, helping improve our garden!