Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Children's Smiles in Guatemala グアテマラの子供たちの笑顔

"My last Peace Boat tour of the voyage went to visit a primary school in a slum area outside Guatemala city. Despite the poverty where 720 children learned in a space for 200, the children were like children all over the world- with amazing energy, positivity and smiles. 


"Among the 230 9-12 year olds, I made a close friend named Katy. With my limited Spanish and her mature patience we got to know about one another quite well. I realized how much I would like to properly learn Spanish so that I could connect and learn about these children better- not just about their family and favourite foods, but about their lives, thoughts, and situations.


"I couldn't have asked for a better start in my 25th year. 


Katy is to the right

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