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The beginning...

By 5 years ago
Categories Jalova

I am finally here in Costa Rica! This is the second week of my two month program. So far it’s a unique experience. Absolutely amazing. As well as some hard work! However being surrounded by beautiful volunteers, children, staff and nature on a daily basis makes it all worthwhile. Especially when you see a difference in yourself and the children each day that goes by. I started on the arts program in the community center of El Cocal. It is brand new and I am the first to officially sign up. I had no idea it was so difficult to keep energetic children engaged all day! At first I thought I couldn’t do it. However I realised that I needed to be patient and closely analyse the children’s personalities, needs and capabilities to come up with exercises that were fun engaging and educational. Some of the things I have taught them so far are primary colours and mixing, static electricity through experiments, mosaics, stencil art, water colour art resisting wax, sponge art etc. They are super clever! Now that I am learning how to better teach them, every day is a great day because I see many of the children so excited to learn more and more. It really is an amazing feeling.

Paris 🙂