Testimonial from Ava Gladman
This trip exceeded my expectations; I learnt so much and made so many new friends. My favourite experience was visiting the care centre; when the children first welcomed us as we stepped out of the van I could feel their excitement. It was amazing how much joy we brought to them just by being there; they were so entertained by our face paint and it was fun watching them try to figure out which person was painted as which animal. When the older girls started off the performances it was obvious how much they had practised. They were so beautiful and I really appreciated their effort for us. The children that performed next were just as prepared and were super adorable. I couldn't help but smile throughout the performances, knowing how happy they were to be showing us what they had prepared. I also had lots of fun performing out silly routine for them as well. As fun as their welcome to the night was, saying goodbye was just as amazing. The children were so loving and would not let go of us - and I did not want to go either! The happiness of the children really touched my heart and after the experience at the care centre I really appreciate how blessed I am for what I have.
- Ava Gladman