Food, Fun, and New Friends
While visiting our partners, Spark trip participants are able to be a part of ongoing programs as well as special activities.
|Violeta doing what she does best
|Trip participants helping in the kitchen
This participant involvement gives the rest of the Las Tias staff a break and the extra hands help make the whole process move twice as quickly! Washing hands, pouring juice, dishing up cabbage, spooning the cream on top of the tacos – it’s all part of the delicious meal preparation and lunch program for the kids.
|Dishwashing after the meal
|A great way to get involved
Our trip participants also have the chance to make new friends as they are each partnered with a child for the week to help document some general information about the child’s family, interests and schooling. After some of the documenting was complete, we enjoyed working on craft projects together. The kids appreciate the one-on-one attention that they receive when our groups visit, and the Las Tias staff confirmed that the engagement helps the students with their language, social skills and creativity.
|Building relationships by sharing interests
|At the end of the day, it’s about the friends you make