The Honduran school year runs from February until mid-November. Our friends’ NGO (World Resource Group) runs after school programs that serve some of the most impoverished communities in the area. The after school centers offer tutoring, a meal and often the only safe place for the children to spend their afternoon.
When we got to Honduras, the centers were winding down for the end of the school year. With the school break and the holidays the center also closes down for a couple months. As part of this process there was an end of the year celebration. A party was thrown complete with entertainment (the older kids choreographed dances and prepared skits) and a meal (not just any meal- for many of the kids this was the biggest meal of the year). At the end there was an especially exciting treat: cotton candy.
I loved watching the kids’ reactions to the cotton candy. In a place where even the minimum is a luxury this was truly a treat.
Here are a few photos commemorating the experience:
As a child, what was your favorite treat?