Today was the absolute icing on the cake. We presented our hard work from the week the children at school and it was so rewarding. We presented to the morning session first and then the afternoon sessions. We took two grades at a time. First the mural group unveiled the mural they made and explained its significance to the kids. Next the campaign group sang their song, showed off the new trashcans, and played a game with the kids where they categorized different types of trash. To end the presentation both groups did face painting on the children. They loved this part and went away covered in drawing. They ended up on their cheeks, foreheads, and arms.
After the presentation the OYE radio program set up some music and we were able to hangout with the kids during their recess. We had a blast dancing, taking pictures, and playing games with the children. We had a chance to talk to them and to laugh with them. In the end we received many hugs and all the children asked when we’d be coming back. This was the moment that really touched all of us during the trip. We actually made a small difference in the lives of the students.
We also were able to peek our heads in a classroom. It was full of desks that were recently donated. There was no air-conditioning and the windows were open and barred. There were fans hanging from the ceiling. The room was pretty plain although it did have a few bulletin boards. You could really see the lack of resources the classroom had, but it looked like the teachers and the students made it work.
In order to celebrate our big day we went to the scholar Oscar’s house for dinner. His mother made baleados; which is honestly the most delicious food in all of Honduras. There are many different toppings that you put in a tortilla. There were beans, cheese, eggs mixed with tomato, special Honduran sour cream, and chicken. It was absolutely delicious. To end the night we had our own dance party, with disco lights. Tomorrow is our last full day in Honduras and none of us are ready to leave this place!