In the past weeks, the Street Work area organised two activities in Huanchaco, in the social disadvantaged sectors Victor Raul and El Trópico. The activities were organised around the topic of how to responsibly use water. As you may know, in these sectors as well as the peripheral zones of Peruvian cities, people do not alway have an easy access to water. In many parts of these zones, there is no water connection, the only alterntive being water containers to be placed on the roofs, which are expensive.
For 7 years, Mundo de Niños children have been enjoying free surf classes given by the surf school Un Lugar Surf School in Huanchaco all year long. That way, all the kids can swim and face the waves without fear, while enjoying the fresh seaside air. Some of the boys were good enough to take part in local competitions organised in Huanchaco. The kids go to their surf classes each week accompanied by the tutors on shift as well as the volunteers available.
Last Saturday was the last session of the comic workshop organised by Alexandra Torres, artist and plastic arts teacher. The children were invited for dinner at a Pollería – a grilled chicken restaurant – by Alexandra to celebrate the end of the workshop and enjoy a nice time together outside of the classroom.
Never have I felt so much love, or as fulfilled as with the boys in Mundo de Niños. Our hours spent playing on the beach, in soccer matches, working on homework, listening to their stories, sharing birthday celebrations and the day to day arguments and laughs are hours I would never wish to take back.