On our 2nd day we went right to work as we visited the “squatter” community of El Dorado. Here’s a poster promoting our visit.
All the El Dorado kids were so excited to see us. We got there earlier than planned so we were able to socialize a bit before the formal program.
We started off with some large group games, the first one being Greg Roger’s specialty, “FOCUS.”
Not all the games we had planned worked, but some translated pretty well.
Thank God for Ninivette and Liphayette (our official emcees) who can speak Tagalog fluently.
After the small group games, we broke up into groups of 20(ish) to play some small group games.
Any available open space became became our group play area.
Running activities with a group of kids that speak a different language was quite the challenge.
We played games like: name whip, koosh ball synergy, human knot, and pass the squeeze.
Our last activity was the a gift giveaway game using playing cards.
We all felt so good to give.
Even the smallest toy made the children so happy. Their appreciation was off the charts.
After giving all the gifts we were able to hang out a bit more and take some group shots with the kids while lunch was getting prepared.
Now it’s time to EAT!!