By Nerelle Que
We went to an orphanage yesterday for Allie’s “Colors for Life” organization, getting ready to teach them songs, play games, and color. It was great being around kids again! I’ve missed seeing those bright eyed innocent stares and radiant smiles; no troubles, no worries, just happy to be living in the here and now…
It was interesting to see how shy a lot of them were in front of the camera. We later learned that they didn’t want to be photographed because they were taught that cameras were not allowed, even though we had been granted permission, but a few of them broke out of their shells and jumped in front of the camera every chance they got
The kids were also extremely good at drawing and coloring! I drew an elephant, and the two girls in front of me drew an elephant that was 10x better!! *cough* my turtle drawing was still the greatest though lol
Twelve of our cohort students went, and we all had such a good time, we’re planning on making weekly visits to the orphanage
As you can see, Hector’s drawing can’t quite compare, hahaha! I wish I had taken pictures of the better drawings, but again, a lot of them were super shy!
We definitely want to play more games with them! Especially Francisco, who was probably more playful than anybody in the room!
Mona, learning some awesome hand taps that the girls were teaching us. I’m pretty sure I’ve got it down pat lol… mmmmaybe
hahaha we tried to make the little girl laugh for the picture, but we eventually made ourselves crack up instead
Allie O’Brien, President and Founder of “Colors For Life”, brought an entire luggage full of crayons for the kids’ enjoyment
Passing out crayons; it’s not much, but it’s a little luxury that they may not have on a regular basis, bringing smiles and creativity
To learn more about Colors For Life, click here.