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Westfalia Orphanage Christmas party 2010

2011 February 11
by scott

Sonrisasenperu hosted a Christmas party for the children at Westfalia Orphanage. It was an amazing day and we made sandwiches, jelly, bought chips, drinks, cakes and lollies. We played games such as musical chairs, pass-the-parcel (which they`d never heard of before and took some explaining!) and we even made up a game with water balloons. It was a fun day for these kids who call this orphanage their home and the other children their family.

A quick thank you to Geraint and Sue and the team at International Business Wales for making the effort to send toys, hats, shirts, pens and other stationery all the way to Peru from New York. They were a great hit with the kids, especially the toy dragons! Thanks to Pamela and Stef for making the effort to come all the way to Cieneguilla again to help out as well as supplying soft-drinks! The caffeine kept me going!

And a big thank you to all those who have sent donations, whether it be money, clothes, toys, food, or their time. These children who have come from abusive homes, who have come from the streets, who have no family really feel the love from the help they receive. Over the last year I have seen incredible changes in the confidence and self-worth of these kids. I have seen children who couldn`t look you in the eyes or sometimes not even talk to you now chatting away and making jokes. I have seen children who felt that they were unwanted now feel a part of a big family at Westfalia. So a big thank you to all those that have helped and also those that maybe couldn`t afford to help but have followed the work and told their friends and family about

Sonrisasenperu is planning new projects for 2011 including new classes for Westfalia Orphanage, more museum and cultural trips for the kids as well as weekly visits to terminally-ill children in hospital. If you would like to help out please click here or help spread the word. Thanks!

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  1. February 11, 2011

    How wonderful to see hope in young souls eyes, to know that someone cares and that they are not alone in their fears and sorrows is support in itself….you are all doing a wonderful job..Blessings, Light and Love to ALL!! Judith

  2. Karin Joyce permalink
    February 11, 2011

    Hi Scott:

    Wonderful work – such joy and the difference that can be made in all your lives – the children and the staff. We all want happy stories. May they all grow to be wonderful loving adults.
    Enjoyed the photos and the story.

  3. Kylie Wyatt permalink
    February 12, 2011


    Once again, your such an inspiration!
    The work you are doing over there is invaluable. The kids looked like they had a great day.

    Hopefully you are still there in a couple of years, as I planning on visiting before heading home!


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