Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Camp Hope!

This week I FINALLY remembered to bring my camera to camp so I have some photos of the lovely children I work with! On Mondays and Wednesdays I teach English at Camp Hope, an after school program in a neighbourhood of Copan Ruinas called Nueva Esperanza. In English this name means "New Hope." Nueva Esperanza is one of the poorer, rural neighbourhoods in Copan. We run the program in the local school:

The school has a small building for their kindergarten program, as well as the building pictured above, which has two classrooms and is for all students ranging from grade 1 to 6. This means that during the morning, when classes are held, each teacher has a class of three grades! Here is a picture of the classroom for the grade 1-3 students: 

The after school programs are run primarily by youth leaders, who range in age from 14 to 20. They help students with homework (as is happening in the picture above), lead games, maintain order, and teach classes of art, health, cooking and discovery. They are a lot of fun to work with! My friend Katie - who is pictured in my post on baking paska - is director of Camp Hope, and I come 2 or 3 times a week to teach English and help out!

And finally, here are some of the beautiful faces of the kids! Most of the older kids were busy playing a game of soccer, so these are primarily of the pequenos (little ones): 

As I said, beauties every one of them!

Here are some pictures of the kids doing what they do best - having fun! 

I hope that these smiling faces brighten your day, just as they do mine!


  1. Aw, they're all so adorable, and what beautiful smiles!
    PS-I got your package the other day, thank you so much for the apron! I may have to wear it over a dress, it's so incredibly cute!

    1. Glad you like it Heidi! It was fun to shop for!