Thursday, March 16, 2006
Sunday, March 12, 2006
I have now updated the organisation part of the website with photos and roles of all the staff in Carita Feliz. Its incredible that we have grown to have a staff of 41 people and that really makes me proud. - Andreas
We have a new sponsored class, with 32 students in both Primaria and Secundaria level. The class is being sponsored by the staff of IBS, a company based in Dallas, Texas.
They are Front Row (left to right): Tim McKenney, Cindy Lyons, Jennifer Jamen, Catherine Higginbotham. Back Row (left to right): Paul Fuller, Martin Bergstrand, James Rankin, Andreas Jensen.
The center is still popular on week nights, with 200+ kids visiting for dinner, show and fun. The dances are both modern (salsa, merengue, reggae, etc) as well as traditional (see photo). Students from the day-classes get to perform to an audience of 200+ of their peers - each night!
In addition, there is fun & games with competitions, singing together, prizes and other performances (theatre, special events, solo performances). In the photo above, we have a game of tug of war. It looks like the girls are winning! This is actually an excellent way of building individual confidence as well as developing team work. Oh, and fun.
Another update - well, it happened some months ago, but its still noteworthy - is that Carita Feliz has a new Director, Miss Evelyn Bermudez. She has been closely involved with the centers activities for several years, but now has the responsibility for the staff and children, as well as ensuring that the center develops in future. - Andreas
We're back online after a short break (almost a year!). However, now Carita Feliz has its own Communications Manager, Rene Berroteran, who will be managing the Carita Feliz website as well as ensuring that news from the center come online. One result of this is that we will have postings in both English and Spanish - I hope you still get the gist of the updates and that the pictures speak for themselves! - Andreas.