The Children of Baños -A Photo Essay -Part 1

The Children of Baños -A Photo Essay -Part 1
September 14, 2011 Lainie Liberti

The Spirit of Children – An Opening of the Heart

“We learn by example and by direct experience because there are real limits to the adequacy of verbal instruction.”
~Malcom Gladwell

Miro and I had the wonderful opportunity to volunteer with children in Baños, Ecuador for a two month period.  The biggest gift we received from our volunteering experience was forming wonderful relationships with all the amazing children the foundation served. This post is Part 1 of a photo essay featuring the beautiful smiles faces of the children that have touched our lives.

Two girls participating in sports day.

The children on the red team lining up for the next event at sports day.

Brothers making arts and crafts.

A costumed Miro sharing a moment with the other children.


Posing next to the agreement wall.

Puppet and smiles

Yep, it’s a costume.

Many costumes, many smiles.

Costumed children.. Think Miro is enjoying this?

Brothers enjoying their favorite book, Green Eggs & Ham or ‘Hueveos Verde con Jamon’.

Before signing the wall, it’s important to read it first.

Miro hopping along during the sack race at sports day.

The 3 – Legged race during sports day.

Go red team!!

Red team spirit!

Miro leading the blue team!

Go team blue!