The first two weeks of October are always an exciting time for our Scholars – school vacation! Last year the government standardized the school year schedule so that all schools have vacation at the same time. This was especially exciting for us at Starfish because it meant that we could plan some special activities for all of our Scholars and tutoring students.
This year we had a fun mix of activities including: Crafts with recycled materials, Talks on Self-Esteem and Values, Debating, Music, Games, Community Service, Sports and more! All of our Educadores were able to share their special talents and knowledge with all Scholars and tutoring participants. We all got to learn a lot - exercising both our minds and our bodies during school break!
To end the week our students from Guasmo traveled to Flor to inaugurate the new space and end vacation with a fun-filled day of ice-breakers, games, soccer and more. We even decorated the place a bit – each person leaving their mark with their handprints on the wall.