I’ve been here for about a month now, and so much has happened.
Firstly, for those of you who don’t know about the foundation where I’m working, it’s called the “Hogar de Providencia.” Unlike a typical orphanage, most of the kids that live there do have parents. They live at the foundation for two main reasons: to get an education at the school on the premises and for the food provided by the foundation, which helps alleviate some of the burden for their parents or parent. Most of the children come from the Chimila tribes in Colombia, who were displaced years ago, and are still struggling to acquire things like an education. The Chimilan kids at the foundation tend to be quite intelligent and are the most eager to learn. Read more →