We’ve all experienced more boredom than usual over the past 6 months, and that is no different in Colombia.
Recently the kids from the Prado North classroom of the Community Center decided to have a virtual slumber party. Their teacher Caren planned a very creative party and went to great lengths to make sure the kids all had a fun night together.
First, she delivered a box to each child. They were told not to open it until the night of the party. The box was filled with party snacks and game supplies.
The night of the party, kids enjoyed playing games, dancing, and snacking together. They even made s’mores — but made with Ritz crackers instead of graham crackers!
They also enjoyed a special time of sharing their praises and prayer requests about their school year with each other. Here are some things that were shared:
- Sebastian is proud to be going to the 5th grade, which is a new school building for him.
- Karen shared that she misses being with her friends and classmates. She hopes school will return to normal soon.
- Kevin and Juan are in their final year of school (the school year ends in November), and never got a chance to wear their school jackets. Wearing the jacket is a big deal for kids in their final year of high school. They wear it proudly throughout their final year, but these guys never got a chance to wear it this year. They feel discouraged as they finish up their final year of high school.
- Camila and Ivon shared that they were frustrated with virtual learning because they can’t always understand the material.
- Natalia and Frank had started a new school just before the pandemic began. They were thankful for the new friends they had made before school moved to being online.
- Some children are concerned about being able to connect to the internet. It isn’t always possible, and they worry about getting behind in school.
- Mariana was proud that she has improved academically throughout the quarantine.
Parents were also thankful to have a “night off” and that their children were able to participate in an activity with their friends.
The kids send a big “thank you” to all of you for your support. Activities like this wouldn’t happen without the volunteers and donors that give so generously of their time and resources. Thank you!