Thursday, June 8, 2017

"Noche Intercultural" the 12th of May by Tatiana volunteer in Os Tillos

Well, to begin with I would like to say thank you to Don Bosco for organizing so amazing events! However, it was awesome also because of the creativity of the volunteers. 
So, we had 5 countries: Austria, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Ukraine.
 And we started in this alphabetic order J Josipa organized an interesting game for the memory, where we also learnt some things about her country – Austria. 
 The second country was Denmark – and there we had a quiz. Amanda prepared exciting questions, and we all competed to know who knows about Denmark more. It was interesting, funny and creative at the same time. I even took the notes about the program she used to do it, because its really cool. 
 Then, we want to see the presentation of Germany! It was hilarious! We had an amazing dance! Chelly told us the translation of this German cool song and we enjoyed dancing! It was easy to understand from everyone’s face that they really did like it! 

And so, after this we went to see my presentation of Ukraine. I told everyone about holidays in Ukraine, something that are different from other countries. 
 Finally, we went downstairs to try different cuisines! And here it is hard to write about everything, because I will just repeat a few words – “ tastyyyy and delicious!” I don’t remember all the names of meal, but I do remember it was very good! 

So, to sum up, I would like to say thanks to everyone for that evening! It was great experience and fun at the same time.


"Mañanas de Semana Santa" 10th to 12th and 17th of April by Lucas ( who was with the group of the old)


Today during the morning we did the presentation of the animators and we divided in 3 groups: old, middle and young. The older painted some tattoos and talked while the others playing.


Today we prepared the activities of the day. We divided in 3 groups another time, the old started the script of a movie. It was a very good day, later we played with the small and middle.


Today we did the preparation of our day, after we divided in groups and the smaller ant the middle were playing while the older was doing the leather bracelet and we finished the script of the movie.


Today we prepared the day and we divided in 3 groups, the small and middle had a big game in the centre and the old had made some creation “the sticks of rain” and after we decorate the sticks with our the creations while the others were decorating plates.



Friday, March 17, 2017

Carnival Party 1st of March

    On the 1st of March it was Santiago’s carnival and of course the “ludotequa” took part in the parade to represent Don Bosco’s center. 

   This year the theme was “Don Bosc's Jungle”. We had lots of different animals: Sheep, owls, cows, dogs, chicken, penguin and parrot. 

We took a van and we stuck a banner on it with a message showing respect to fauna and flora.

   We were lucky as we had good weather. 

   At the parade, we played with the kids with a big balloon and they liked playing with us very much.
The parade began at the train station and finished in Alameda’s park.

Carnival Camp 27th-28th February to the 1st March

    For three days we organised Carnival Camp in Don Bosco

We divided the children into three groups: the youngest (from 4 – 8 years old) the older kids (from 8 – 12 years old) and the oldest (12 years +). We organised different activities, games, handcraft activities and tales.

    On the first day we painted up the children to look like princesses, superheroes, butterflies, and cats and played some games: el pañuelito …

    On the second day the kids learned how to prepare crêpes/filloas and of course we then ate them.

    At the end of the camp we brought all the children together and played more games. Afterwards, as an evaluation, we asked them about what they thought of this camp and whether or not they liked the activities.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Tournament of Futsal 28th-31st of December

 Each year since 10 years, Don Bosco organizes a solidarity tournament of futsal for the "Operacìón Quilo". For approximately 2 months, the center collects food in order to redistribute it to people who need it in several places such as 2 parishes San Pedro and Fontiñias and associations (Arela, Cottolengo and Vagalume),

 To participate in the tournament each player needs to bring 1 kilo of food. This year, the tournament lasted 4 days starting from Wednesday night and ending the Saturday morning which was the day of the final.

During this 4 days, Andrea and I worked in the snack preparing sandwiches/coffees and selling tickets for the raffle while at the same time watching the match and supporting the team of Victor and Angel of Don Bosco.

My favorite moment was when the kids played an exhibition match.

The level of the competition was very high and even though Angel’s team lost on semi-final, it was a beautiful show and a nice experience for me.