Today the kids attending the after-school program in Oasis had an arts and crafts session where they made birds and bats. 25 kids shared 5 pairs of scissors and 6 glue sticks. No one fought. I was so impressed at how well behaved they were in the middle of all that chaos! We were three volunteers and our boss Oscar, so we were clearly outnumbered, but the kids obviously also wanted the session to work. I brought with me a gift for the kids from my two nieces. Some coloured paper, coloured pencils, pink glitter, etc. It was perfect for today’s activity! The excitement over the new supplies was palpable! And I just think it’s incredibly cool that two little Norwegian girls (aged 3 and 7) just made 25 Colombian kids super happy. I love it 🙂
The best part of the day was when they got to show off the finished product. The feeling of accomplishment is so important to these kids and their proud little faces when you compliment them are beyond words!
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