Boy waiting to eat his lunch at Children's Village Maracaíbo,…
Recently, a trip to the beach was carried out by the children of SOS Children's Village La Cañada in Venezuela. As the country is mainly a tropical one, a quite relaxing and family oriented trip to the exciting town of Adícora was organized.
Boy waiting to eat his lunch at Children's Village Maracaíbo, Venezuela.
Recently, the children from the Maracaíbo village were treated to a trip to the beach. This is a short account of the trip to the coastal town of Adícora from one of the trip helpers.
"Adícora is a small town located on the north-east of the Paraguaná Peninsula, State of Falcon. Its warm climate, strong winds, and shallow beaches, which are protected by reefs, make it the perfect place to enjoy the sea.
It was a very long journey on the road but thanks to the songs, the jokes, and the overflowing happiness, the trip turned out to be very short, and suddenly, there was the beach. When we arrived, everyone got off the bus happily and looked around. They couldn't resist and jumped into the water as soon as they could.
We stayed at a traditional house with comfortable rooms, a central patio.
Between games, dances, eating and pyjama parties, where stories were told and games played, everyone had a great time. Most of the time, the assistants of this trip took turns making breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It was very pleasant to share as a family and to feel like being at home.
The sun had not yet risen when a group of boys already woke up other sleepyheads with hoots and saucepans to get to the beach and enjoy the morning waves.
At nightfall, they met on the boulevard to see the locally famous crafts exhibitions. They could not avoid the temptation of buying some necklaces or bracelets to take back as a memento of this beautiful place in the State of Falcon.
However, that was not all. The boys and girls also shared moments with the local youths of Adícora. They learned from them, believe it or not, some quite different styles of raps, dances and music, something they had not known before.
Adventure was not missing either. The youths explored the seashores, where they found starfish, jellyfish, crabs and all kinds of fish of different colours. Also, they listened to tales of great myths, legends and mysteries of the beach of Adícora, as told by its inhabitants.
When the last day arrived, after enough sun bathing, nice tans, among other things, they were happy to return home, happy to have had the experience that will be written in each child's journal as a great family time of amusement."
Children in the playground, two girls on seesaw in Children's Village Rio Bonito, Brazil.
These young girls have many good role models from their families' who are building their own future.
There are more and more children from SOS Children's Villages Brazil that are becoming sucessful. For example:
Kátia is a courageous young woman that lived 14 years of her childhood at SOS Children's Village Brasília. Talented as she is, she recently qualified second for a post of technical administrator at the Federal Police of Brazil. Radiant with the results, Kátia still remembers very well her SOS mother: Diomar: "I feel highly grateful to her for my achievement."