First Day of Service: What a day – for them and us

Our first day at FUNDAC. Before we started helping, we visited the newer building in Calderón. Two dogs barking on the roof and a heavily fortified exterior greeted us. Inside the building was a mass of beautiful little faces. We toured the facility and were shown all the improvements that Global Volunteers had made. We learned much about the new government regulations that are affecting these care centers.

Next we drove to the older building in the center of Calderón. What a greeting! More beautiful faces and smiles and lots of “holas.” After a tour of this facility, we were split up to work in individual rooms with the tías and Larry went off to begin work tiling the walls.
The children’s day is so well organized that it is impressive. “Baños” trips, handwashing, lunch, coloring pictures, and trying to understand these visiting Americans who were trying to speak a few words of Spanish. What a day – for them and us!
Entry submitted by: Pat Joslin Message for the day: “I expect to pass through life but once.  If therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not defer or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again.”
– William Penn

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