A lot of tears were seen yesterday as we said bye to one of our committed volunteers who has been with us for two months. Seeing her say goodbye to the children in Youth in Action was heartbreaking; the kids didn’t want to let her go. These are the strong relationships everyone has built over their time spent with the community.
Today was the day of the garbage event! All the children of Youth in action came together to do a mass garbage cleanup from all the near by areas. The Waterloo volunteer group worked alongside the children helping them fill bags and bring them over to the big garbage dump. The importance of washing hands was shown through a hand washing station.
The children even made the effort to clean up near the river that gets “trashed” by residents everyday. This water runs into the ocean and causes countless amount of sicknesses.
The children are surrounded by all sorts of negativity, yet the passion and drive to make a change shows such positivity.
Due to technical difficulties, photos can not be posted right now but stay tuned for photo updates today!
The Waterloo group has done a Garbage event, constructed stairs for a dump, put in garbage posts, ran youth in action program and constructed a pathway for a hill. I am so proud of the work that has been done in just one week.
Not to mention the day care program is a hit! The few children that have been committed from day one seem to really enjoy coming in everyday. Heather Law and the team plan amazing activities for these children to get their mind and body working all day!
(Photos coming soon)