Immersing into Pacifico

At the end of the day, the garbage bin at the community center was filled with lots of glitters, stickers, ribbons, pipe cleaners and colorful strings. Up to 40 children came out to the new day camp, which is an extension to the Youth in action program. Children came to learn English, do activities, and play games.

Participants doing a dance class.
Participants doing a dance class.
Wayne, showing the kids how kick boxing works
Wayne, showing the kids how kick boxing works

IMG_7087The children were full of joy, when a participant named Joy was working on a small dance routine with all the girl. Besides the day camp, planning for tomorrows construction project was planned. Curious participants got to hike up the hill in Pacifico to see the pathway they will be building.

I met a very genuine lady named Maria, who lives on this hill, and she shared her concern for the pathway. Her age and abilities won’t allow for her to walk up and down this hill, she has already fallen a few times and this problem for her has continued on for years. It is interesting to see that something as little as a road can effect a life so dramatically. Until now, no one has worked with the community members to make a small change that will have big impacts.

View from the top of the hill.
View from the top of the hill.
view from the bottom.
view from the bottom.

IMG_7150Tomorrow will be another day of hark work and new experiences. I hope Solidarity in action can help motivate community members and show them the power of working together.

-Mansi Parasher

 

 

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