Emma and Sarah's Mayan Adventure May 2008 travel blog

 

 


Today we had another lie in and then went to the supermarket to get some supplies and buy some presents for the children we would be visiting later at a project school.

After lunch we walked through town to the central square which is really beautiful with several colonial churches in the vicinity. With the rest of our group we got on aother chicken bus (though not nearly as full as the first!) and took a 20 minute bus ride to the school. The school itself was set up as a charity project by Gap Adventures and started off with only one small room and a couple of books. Today however they have several big classrooms and a library with 700 books and loads of games and puzzles all of which have been donated. The children also have an IT room and the school offers computer classes to the parents as well. There were about 50 children when we visited ranging from about 4 to 10 years old. The school is optional so children can come and go every day or once a week depending on how much their help is also needed at home. They are taught how to read and write as well as Geography, History, English and IT. They seemed very happy to see us and we spent a couple of hours playing games with them whilst practicing our own Spanish as well! All in all we found it a very rewarding afternoon.

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