Everything has been going great in Lima. As I mentioned before a couple times a week I volunteer at a high school, Fe y Alegria, where I work with “kids in danger.” These kids have poor family situations, bad grades, many of them are repeating a year, etc. They just had their midterms a week ago and I was ecstatic to find out they were doing so well. Here mid-terms and finals are a very important part of their grade. Every single student has improved and even one will be leaving the group because he did so well and no longer needs the extra help. This student, Jean Carlos, is number five in his class. This is a huge improvement from his past years, and I’m really happy for him.
Here I’m including a picture of the group. These are the kids I work with on a regular basis. This semester in particular I have grown really close with my group, especially with a couple of the students, which really makes me happy. They have such poor living conditions that most of them have not had a very supporting childhood and since I am not much older than them we are able to do work while maintaining a “brother” or “friend” relationship.
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