| Oct 26, 2022
A place to call Home
It´s been an eventful couple of months at Colibríes Temporary Home, and the girls and boys have had the chance to participate in plenty of activities, celebrations, and workshops. Being inventive and original plays a fundamental role in keeping the kids entertained, intrigued, and looking forward to new challenges. This is key to providing an environment of containment for these children who, otherwise tend to feel lonely and vulnerable due to the circumstances they have to face, in which they can´t resort to their family for support.
On October 12th, we celebrated the Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity. The children at Colibríes got to learn about native peoples, retell their history, and understand their relevance to our culture. We finished the evening baking a cake as a tribute to the characteristic flag for everyone to enjoy.
In addition, as we have recently welcomed Spring, the kids were able to wish their loved ones a Happy Spring Season by gifting them a flowerpot with a plant that they planted themselves for their families to care for, water, and help to grow.
Another activity that got the girls and boys excited was the opportunity to visit the Local Astronomic Observatory. They all seemed intrigued by the planets and the solar system and fascinated by all the stars. This recreational visit was a playful way of learning, providing the kids with valuable information that will probably be, in consequence, much easier for them to retain. We are planning on promoting activities like this one as we believe they are a beneficial learning method.
We are excited to keep providing the kids with all the tools they need in each of the circumstances that they, unfortunately, have to face. We want to give them a place they hold in their hearts and can remember in the future as somewhere where they were able to learn, grow and experience nothing but happiness. We want to give them a home, at least, for the amount of time that they need it.
We want to thank you for your uninterested support. Without you, all these achievements wouldn´t even be fathomable. We hope to keep counting on you to improve these children´s childhood as much as we can.
The Mensajeros Family.