Divinos and La Punta

Trip Start Mar 13, 2013
Trip End Jun 15, 2013

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

So yesterday, which was Monday, we had our first proper morning volunteering in Divinos, which is the orphanage for babies. Chloe was in one room and me and izzy in another. The children were about 2/3 years old. We played with lego with the kids and then took them outside. I ended up wheeling a little boy round on a bike for a good 20 minutes, while izzy had a crew of children she was spinning on the roundabout. We also took them on the trampoline which they loved. 

We took them back inside for lunch which was bloody stressful! Putting bibs on them and getting them into high chairs was hard enough, then actually trying to get them to eat the food while they were crying their eyes out was near impossible! It was so strange that they feed them full on chicken on the bone for lunch..

Today we went back to Divinos for the morning, and this time I was with the teeny babies who were about one year old and younger. The youngest, newest baby was only 6 weeks old!!!! Sooooo cute! The Mama (the carers of the children) who I was with today was the moodiest woman i have ever come across however, so that made it a little less fun. I felt I didn't do quite so much today, just played with the babies all morning while the others were being fed/changed. Past volunteers have said the other Mamas let you get a lot more stuck in, so hopefully next time i will feel more at use!

After lunch, we went to La Punta, which was the place with the teenage girls suffering from cases of violence, prostitution and other forms of abuse. A small group of us went, some of whom, brought nail varnish and thread to make hair wraps/braids in our hair. I had my nails painted orange with green spots..very nice! We also did a little teaching of the english ways of saying family names (mother, father, aunty, uncle etc) and had a load of junk food, including cookies, lollies and pop corn!!

We then went to catch the bus home at 6pm..a journey which usually takes us about 15 minutes. We didnt get home until around 7:15, as we some how managed to get on the wrong bus at peak time in Lima. We drove for an hour in the opposite direction in a mini bus, which was so cramped no one could move at all. I couldn't have been more thankful for getting a seat by the window! Once we realised where we were we got off and took the wimps way out and taxied it home.. 
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Em on

These posts are hilarious beck :P I can actually hear you saying them :P

Upload a pic of ur nails. :D

I'll skype you tomorrow if you're around.

We're all missing you loads! xxxxxxxxx

beckywilliams on

Haha shh. i feel pressured i have 193 people viewing it!! haha i may have taken it off already..... woops :) im going away tomorrow about lunch time so will try, but if not ill let you know when im back and we will skype miss you all xxxx

em on

193 people?! who??!! haha no offense! :P

Ok well I'll just leave skype on later, will prob have my laptop open all evening. Just holla if your around ;-) x

,Angela evans on

Hi Becky yr mum told me about yr blog, just had a read of it so far. What a fab experience. Keep safe and enjoy. Luv ang simon Dan and rods.xxxx

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