In Honduras they have Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Children’s Day. To help with the celebrating, our school Instituto el Rey makes pinatas to give out to many of the local elementary schools. Then they chose one school to go visit with the 9th grade class (Ruby’s class) in charge of the fun.
Hilary and I (Sarah) hiked an hour and ten minutes to get to the elementary school in a village called La Colorada. It’s basically down the valley behind Rio Viejo and then across a river (up past our knees) and further on still. There is no electricity in that village, but they do have lots of great flat land for cattle and crops, which is a rarity here.
The school we visited has one large room and one teacher for all the grades. It was really great to be able to give the teacher several bags of school supplies. She said it would be a really big help.
The 9th grade class from Instituto el Rey did lots of games with the kids, dances, and of course, the pinata. They also gave each child a bag with pencils, a tooth brush, and tooth paste. It was a really fun experience.