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National Museum trip

2010 October 3
by scott

To celebrate Independence Day in Peru I took the Westfalia Orphanage English class to El Museo de la Nacion in Lima Peru. It was the first time that the kids got to see the huge national museum and get a sense of the history of Peru. The exhibits are housed in vast salons spread over 3 floors and are ordered chronologically which is very helpful for getting to grips with the many cultures dispersed across Peru. There is also a comprehensive range of traditional costumes from around the country and miniature models depicting life in pre-Conquest times as well as a good collection of ceramics and mummies.

There was a lot of commotion and giggling in the elevator as it was the first time for some of the kids. It was really funny hearing them laughing and grabbing their stomachs when the elevator went up.

There was a also a great fereria out back selling traditional Peruvian wares such as chuyos, manta Inca, wawas and ceramics which the kids loved. They also got to observe the artists at work.

Help make trips like this possible for the kids of Westfalia Orphanage and other kids in need in Peru by telling your friends about sonrisas or making a donation to help with the ongoing costs involved in the projects. Thanks!

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  1. October 8, 2010

    Great update! So good what you’re doing over there Scott and great to see such big, hearty smiles on the dials of these kids. Wow, its great to be opening their eyes up to the country they are part of!

    Keep up the great work, you’re an inspiration.

    x bron

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