Sunday, July 25, 2010

A day at the Zoo!

Last Saturday, we made the most of a cold, sunny Buenos Aires winter's day and headed off to the zoo. We met at the club in Barracas at 11 and after having had the rules read to us, we all jumped on a Number 12 and headed across town to Plaza Italia and the zoo.

The 5 volunteers and 11 kids had a great day out, saw lots of animals and everybody really enjoyed themselves. Below are some pictures from myself, Chris, Sarah and Jacinta.

Lunch for the little ones

Feeding the goats
Self Portrait
The Gang
Vicky enjoying the day out
Are those your sunglasses?

Yeah, pretty sure those aren't yours either

All of Chris & Sarah's pics can be found in their Flickr set here

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Club Athletico de los Pibes

The 'Club Union de los Pibes' football shirts were a big hit with the kids - they raced away to try them on even before we could give them the books that we had chosen for each of them and the older kids insisted on having their photographs taken in their new shirts.

Of course, they were all very interested to find out who had the number 10 shirt... That went to Javi (a local volunteer who leads the football sessions) and I think that was a wise move!

We hope they enjoy the books too but, given the lengthy conversations about team tactics that followed, I think it may be a while before they get around to looking at them.

We bought the shirts and the books as leaving gifts for the kids - we wanted them to have something of their own that they could take pride in. We hope the shirts will serve to remind the kids that they will always be part of the 'family' at the club and if the books help to spark an interest in what life has to offer beyond their own troubles so much the better.

We'll miss them and we wish them all the best for their futures. We would like to thank all the new volunteers in advance for their support in helping them achieve this.

Chris and Sarah

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Thanks for the Frames

Many thanks to Shelby and Mia who taught the kids how to make origami photo frames. The pibes loved them and it was great for them to have something to take home and show their families.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Stuff!!

The happy chicos with supplies (new stationery, maps, snacks, footballs (of course) and teaching aids amongst other things) purchased with just some of the money raised at the recent fundraising events - the quiz night and gig evening. Many thanks once again to all those who donated and contributed to putting on the events. The kids were very happy and grateful for all the new materials.