Marcelo

Football by the beach, Honduras
Football is a big topic in Central America. Messi is a god to the mostly male crowd. In the mall in La Ceiba, they constantly show matches from European Leagues, never mind the teams as long as the ball is rolling. Hence, it doesn’t surprise that football is always a great subject to talk about when working with kids. You will find at least one that is crazy about it and keeps asking you about your favourite or your city’s team. One of these children is Marcelo.  Continue reading

Aaron

Honduras, Volunteering with Children
Aaron had these eyes. Even if he wasn’t in a good mood, his eyes were always shining.
It was another humid day but we could see dark clouds approaching. Some nice rain shower was expected. We had class with only four kids when we heard the first rain drops falling on the roof. We turned on the light to better work on the work sheets. The week’s topic was sports and we tried to teach the most important verbs and sports by using a crossword. Aaron wasn’t very motivated to do so and spent the hour copying of his best friend Marcelo. Continue reading

Short Stories from El Porvenir

Honduras, El Porvenir
Happy Sunday!

After seven incredible weeks in Honduras, I made it back safely to Switzerland. I still can’t believe that these last weeks happened and to remind myself of some events, I accumulated four stories that I want to share with you and that explain a bit of Honduran life. If you don’t like reading, then this is the moment to stop. But I would like to invite you to get the know the habits of this beautiful country that I could call home over summer.

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Paola

Honduras, El Porvenir, Volunteering
Paloa insisted that I came with her. She wanted to change her black skirt to some practical pants so that playing outside would be easier. Therefore we headed back to her home.
It was the second time that I accompanied Paola home. The first time she kindly asked me to stay outside the property. This time though she said that I should follow her. She smiled at me and with her two big front teeth she reminded me of a small female Ronaldinho. Continue reading

Elias

Banana Bread Honduras El Porvenir Volunteering
Elias took my hand. To his right, his little 4 year old brother; to his left, a white female volunteer who carries a basket full of banana bread on top of her head like an African mother. A hilarious picture.
Since we want to jump on the trampoline, Elias considered his brother too small for this activity and asked me whether he could bring him home. I told him that he was very responsible and offered to accompany them, so that Elias didn’t have to do the long way to the trampoline on his own. Off we went. Continue reading

Help Needed – Always And Anywhere

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Hi everyone,

It’s time for our third part regarding volunteering. When we speak of volunteering, we instantly think of impoverished children in Asia, starving people in Africa or endangered wild life in South America. Although help is very much needed in these regions, I want to underline that even in our “privileged” societies in Europe or the US there are people, animals and nature that need our support. Only two weeks ago when I landed in Milan, I was shocked by all the refugees coming from Africa and the Middle-East. All of them hope for a better treatment, a brighter future and a successful integration into a new society. Continue reading