LearnServe and el Centro made it into the news here in Asuncion! Several reporters from la Ultima Hora, one of Paraguay’s leading newspapers, followed around our work groups for the last few days, interviewing students and taking pictures of our work in Santa Ana.
Read the article here. (or copy paste: http://www.ultimahora.com/notas/444342–Voluntarios-pintan-una-nueva-historia-en-el-barrio-Santa-Ana)
We’ve just finished up a successful week of work in Santa Ana: painted 3 murals; planted 60 trees; cleared trash from 5 blocks of Santa Ana’s main street; led workshops on HIV, climate change, and dengue fever; and distributed hundreds of donated clothes to families in most urgent need. All the projects were organized and led by youth from from the Santa Ana community center.
This weekend the students have a bit of free time with their host families, and our goodbye celebration at the Santa Ana community center tomorrow night!