We're in the field!
Hola! Welcome to today's blog. It is Monday, May 6th. We are Raghav Sharma, a third-year Bachelor of Child and Youth Care student and Shuning Li, a second-year student in the Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program.
Today was a special day for all of us as it was the very first day we volunteered in the schools to work with children. This morning, we left at our assigned schools which were Kusi Wawa Kuna Preschool and Santisma Virgen School. As a group, we were all both very nervous and excited. The children in both schools did not know English well, however, as a team, we worked together to deliver a good first day. In the end, the day followed with great smiles, activities and a great English lesson that was delivered by the group who volunteered and worked with the Santisma Virgen School. Volunteers who were part of the Santisma Virgen school mentioned that kids were insisting for them to stay longer and looked forward to seeing them the next day. Volunteering the first day gave us more insight into how the children at the schools are, their learning abilities and a little more about them as individuals. We look forward to the next coming day with them!
(Kusi Wawa Kuna Preschool)
In the afternoon, We went downtown and visited the churches. We learned a lot of history of the local churches and culture about Peru. We saw various styles of buildings made in the time of colonialism.
One of the churches we had visited was called Basilicia y Convento de San Francisco de Lima. Some of the things that we had learned from this church was the last dinner from the bible.
At the end of the day, we were absolutely amazed of how great the day had ended. Not only did we get to volunteer in the schools with the children, but as a group together we got to know one another better and have a great time. This trip is leading up to more adventures and memories that will last a lifetime.