“The heart of a volunteer is not measured in size but by the depth of their commitment to make a difference in the lives of others.”(anon)
At a GPA of 9.6, Paty received recognition for achieving third place for her hard work, commitment, and dedication to school. This is her second award this school year for high academic achievement. We are so proud of you, Paty!
Luis Fernando, an exceptionally bright student, is in his last semester of high school with a GPA average of 10. Due to financial struggles, his mom was unable to pay the high tuition costs. For those with few resources, the costs of high school can be insurmountable. It was truly a blessing for us to help this family out!
Celebrating Mother’s Day
Trying to gather a group of kids together for a photo is like trying to herd ants. However, we succeeded!
After playing games of Pie Face, where the children love getting plastered in the face with whipping cream, Loteria (Mexican bingo), artistic drawing and some creative face painting, the children had a drink of refreshing Jamaica (ha-my-kah) and each left with a bag of popcorn. These kids are so easy to please and that’s what makes them so much fun to be around! More photos.
Let There Be Light
It’s hard to believe that, in 2018, electricity still hasn’t been installed in parts of Vista Hermosa. A big thanks to Trevor Brown of Baja Connections in La Paz, who donates a solar lamp for every whale watching tour he takes out, and to John Peterson for his donations that bring light for students to study by at night. More photos.
Child Health Care
Throughout the times Dr. Ortega has come to Vista Hermosa, our charity has been able to meet families and hear about their needs.
Sometimes the needs are as simple as buying diapers or handing out a solar lamp. Other times, it’s recognizing when a child is not thriving well so that a plan can be put in place for the welfare of the child.
Children waiting to be seen by Dr. Ortega can become very restless if they have nothing to divert their attention. On Saturday, we brought reading books as well as colouring books and crayons (donated by Andrea and Rene Bailly), hoping that this would occupy their time.