Showing posts from February, 2017

Una semana productiva

On Tuesday, we had some chocolate bread and yoghurt with the children.
They always want more!

Throughout the week we have been working on the terrace, tending to the plants and creating a special place for all of the volunteers!

We are also currently painting the volunteers' bedrooms.
They look so pretty now!

Una semana especial

Monday, in Salasaka,  was the traditional day of the "negros".
The "negros" are men painted in black that run across the hills screaming with a sward in their hands, celebrating the rebellion against the Spanish conquerors.
A day full of music and dances!

Tuesday was just a normal day with the kids at Katitawa.

Wednesday was a day out with the kids. We went to a swimming pool in Pelileo, "Don Moro".
The kids had a great time swimming with the volunteers and playing with the animals of the activity centre.

Thursday was the free day for the volunteers, so we went to the beautiful waterfall "Rosio" in Machay, near Banos.
We swam and had a picnic.

El nuevo año

Thursday is usually the day when we cook something for the kids. This Thursday we cooked popcorn and made tea.
It was very funny because the gas went off and we had to improvise by making a fire and the kids helped by collecting wood. By the end, everybody was happy and the popcorn was everywhere

Bianca is one of the new volunteers from Italy. When it gets cold, the kids love wrapping up in Bianca’s poncho on Mariano’s pick-up on the way back home.
Thursday is also karaoke night for the volunteers! We had fun!

On Monday we had Arne’s leaving party! All the community was there as well as the volunteer’s friends.

We did a nice barbeque on the roof and later some good music and dancing.

On Tuesday we had art class and the kids were very happy and creative. They painted a lot of flowers and animals.
At the end, Javier painted their faces and also the faces of the volunteers Silvia and Bianca!

On Wednesday the kids didn’t have homeworks so we played all of the afternoon. The weather was amazing!