Love to Play
Kids love being creative and using their imagination. And they just love to play. Our charity started an After School program for kids from kindergarten to the end of elementary school in order to brighten and uplift the lives of children who live in poverty and deprivation.
What better way for our scholarship students to give back to the community than to commit their four hours of volunteer service a month to engage in play with these children. There are no specific qualifications except to be enthusiastic, show up on time and strive to be good role models.
master some skill!
The Face of Angels: Profile of Alanis – 13 years
Alanis: I live with my father, mother and younger sister. My dad’s a construction worker by trade but because he can’t find work, he’s working in a restaurant cleaning and doing other things. My mom takes care of us.
A: They taught me values and my rights. Also, to be respectful with them, the right to education, and to help around the house.
A: It gives someone the opportunity to get ahead and to be somebody in life.
A: I want a good career and to be able to help my family. Both my mother and father went as far as junior high. I thought I would like to be a military engineer but not now. To be a military engineer, I would have to leave La Paz and I want to stay close to my family.
A: I’m very positive. Even if bad things happen, I keep smiling. Tomorrow will be better. I learned this by myself. In school, they teach us to be positive, arrange things with words and not with fists.
A: My favourite subject is biology. That’s another reason why I changed my mind about being an engineer. The transition from primary school to junior high has been easy for me.
A: I play soccer with friends and watch TV.
A: It’s a good thing. There are people who are old and sick and community service can help them. My community service is helping in the after school program the charity started. I play with the kids who come, help them with math, and try to do things with them that will be a benefit for them like memory games, jigsaw puzzles, multiplication games and sometimes they paint.
A: Basically, I’d like to give something back to society like giving away money to people in need, help with housing, maybe create some program that helps a lot of people. I’ve also been seeing these 3D machines that can create fake skin that can actually be transplanted into humans. They’re just researching this but it fascinates me.
A: I don’t think my family is in poverty because my parents have been providing me with food and a house. But there are others who lack resources to feed themselves. I’d like to provide them and help them with what they need.
A: I’d try not to engage in more corruption to benefit myself. I’d attack the cartels, provide security to people, start programs that benefit all society like stopping robbery and all bad things. Where I live, I’d put in drainage, water, electricity and better housing. It’s important to be a good citizen and not do bad things. Lots of people rob houses and do graffiti.