Volunteer Voice - Serious Work

By Dave Booth 5 years ago
Categories Quepos

After 20 hrs on 2 planes, 1 bus, a nights sleep and another 2 buses finally make it up a twisty road to the GVI house 3 clicks from Quepos.

I had already met Nick (staff) and 4 other volunteers in San Jose the day before and then met Clint, Kristin (also staff) and 3 other volunteers.

Let the games (and serious work) begin!

Early Tuesday morning we head over to El Cocal and to the Casa Del Sol community center.

Here come the children rushing in full of frijoles (beans) and day 1 proper starts with a bang.

Have a few games of playdough and (newly invented?) whiteboard football with a boy called Angel. I am sure he was adapting the rules to suit his winning score and test me out. 8-1 to him. He clearly knew I was a newbie and must of thought ‘right lets have a go’ at testing this guy out.

Looks like I am going to have to keep up with them and learn Español rapido!!

Will be great to be able to interact and communicate with them on a equal level and hopefully help all the children more than I can at present.

Looking forward to the whole next 3 months and adventures on each day as they come.