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A different kind of trip

19 May

boliven1I spent my Easter holidays in Bolivia and saw a lot of this country: Santa Cruz, the cloud forest in the Andes, where we were hunting one day, or the desert, where we were running in the sand, but don’t expect a description of a typical holiday now.

I also saw how people live there…

I had the chance to travel with a German group, 10 young persons and Thomas, our guardian. boliven2 We went there to support the  project Saalfeld Samaipata , which provides children’s homes with bread and helps the children  to get a good school education. Education is important for those children to leave their life in poverty and crime behind … unfortunately lots of  street children there are criminal or deal with drugs to make a living.

 

bolivien3It was a good feeling to see  the children were happy to see us.  We did a lot of things together , and I learned a lot about their life. This experience has taught me to appreciate our way of living more… not everybody is a lucky as we are and lots of children need our help.
I see the world with different eyes now and I will never forget that trip.

by Lena

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10 Comments

Posted by on May 19, 2013 in Germany, Holidays, Travels

 

10 responses to “A different kind of trip

  1. Marie-France

    May 19, 2013 at 9:40 am

    @ Lena: well done! Caring for deprived children is very important. Meeting them in the flesh is essential, no screen between you and them = Human beings getting together. The virtual world can’t beat this . No wonder you won’t see the world with the same eyes as before. Bread and Education: two pillars for street children without forgetting love in action, not only in words.

     
  2. MrsU

    May 19, 2013 at 2:24 pm

    You could also check the website of the partner in Santa Cruz http://www.manoamiga.org/default.php?DB=mano Unfortunately it’s only in Spanish or German.

     
  3. Marie-France

    May 19, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you Mrs U. Lots of our older kids can read Spanish and some German.

     
  4. Merle Germany

    May 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    A great project, it’s really important to help these children.

     
  5. Giovanna

    May 22, 2013 at 8:15 pm

    Lena’s trip was so good to make us think about what people can do for soldarity. Many people would like the world to have equality and peace. What can be done through projects and donations is great, what people can do in their heart is comparable to what a light can do in the night 🙂

     
  6. Elisa from Italy

    May 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

    People who told us about life in Ivory Cost said that children haven’t got any toys but they enjoy themselves just the same. 🙂

     
  7. Sonia from Italy

    May 23, 2013 at 7:51 am

    I was impressed when hearing that people wave hello or goodbye just to anybody because anybody can be a friend! 🙂

     
  8. Kristyna from Italy

    May 23, 2013 at 7:55 am

    Not all children can go to school and school isn’t comfortable especially in the summer when the temperature is above 40°C. 😦
    We are so lucky!

     
  9. Alice from Italy

    May 23, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Michela, the young lady who told us about her experience, said that people smile even though they are poor and they think happiness doesn’t come from material things. 🙂

     
  10. Giovanni from Italy

    May 23, 2013 at 7:58 am

    Our help can be just a drop, but many drops together make the sea! 🙂

     

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