Terry in El Salvador - update 3

Hi Everyone,
We have just finished our first week and today was the toughest day so far.

We had to say goodbye to the children we worked with for the past week. Its hard to know how life will work out for them but hopefully at least they will get to stay in school.

I´ve been teaching them basic English, songs (in English and Spanish) including the Hokey Cokey, Old McDonald and Head, Shoulders, Knees & Toes. We´ve made masks, bracelets, painted and showed them how to use computers.

Last Friday we went for a walk in the woods by the river and saw where more of the children live. They are literally tin or wooden huts. The families invited us into their homes for food (more maize) and coffee and a 50 year old woman even climbed to the top of a tree to get us mandarins and limes.

Sports wise, I´ve been playing football, basketball and bowls with them.

I´m moving schools today and apparently things are going to get worse for me today. The children are a lot poorer and most have to work when they go home.

Hasta Luego,
Terry

Terry is one of our Pronino volunteers and is blogging from Latin
America. To find out more about Proniño, head to
http://dnc.o2.co.uk/home/Pronino.