The Children of Baños -A Photo Essay -Part 2

The Children of Baños -A Photo Essay -Part 2
September 21, 2011 Lainie Liberti

The Spirit of Children – An Opening of the Heart

“Learning is finding out what we already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers.” — Richard Bach

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 a wonderful relationship with all the amazing children the foundation served. This post is Part 2 of a photo essay featuring the beautiful smiles faces of the children that have touched our lives. Be sure to see Part 1 here.

Miro and I initiated a sidewalk chalk drawing project one day for the children. This is photo is taken from that project.

Puppets!  Tell me a story, please.

Making arts and crafts

I’m stealing hugs whenever I can get them. Guido was one of my favorites little souls.

Reading with the girls.

Miro reading with a group of children.

With two precious girls and their favorite book.

Enjoying the chalk drawing!

Smiles and chalk! What could be better?

Group of children working together to create a chalk mosaic, a project Miro and I designed.

Working together!

Boys and chalk!


Miro leading a group of children in a percussion project.

Volunteers Lainie and Alisha leading the children in a “stomp” like percussion project.

Two of the beautiful boys who touched our lives

1 Comment

  1. Tools 13 years ago

    I really have a big heart for the children. The activities were good. It could build up their confidence and self-esteem. I love the faces too.

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