This morning we were to Surrey Food Bank, we were told that it would be a place like our "Central de Abastos" or it was our first thought while we read "Food Bank", but it was more than that! This is a place much similar to "Centros de Acopios" or a place where food is received and sorted so people who need support may have food for their familes while having a hard financial situation.
I was amazed to see how things are so good to us, and how our students reacted toward this activity, more than just participating, they were interested in learning that everywhere there are people who need help, and people who are able to help!
In these pictures you may find that it was no difference between Canadian kids and Mexican kids, while helping filling bags with rice, sorting cans, delivering goods to clients, and making "thank you cards" for a fund rising event.
It doesn´t matter the language, they were smiling while helping, and feeling that unique fulfillment hard work is able to give us.
As we have been experiencing each of this activities, I realize that country distances are shorter than we think, and kids can make the difference while knowing each other, understanding others needs, sharing their own feelings and learning how to make a better future for them and even for us.
I was also surprised and very touched by Nina who show her interested on this project asking questions about how people were able to join the food bank project, if they donate food, or money, or whether it were possible to donate $1 or $ 2 dollars... At the end of our day there, she manage to found the director and give one $5 dollar bill to her. This is the best way to know that as parents you must be proud of that human values in your kids. For me, is just say thanks God for giving the opportunity to know that everything is possible when you have a dream, and when you stick to your believes.
Later on we went to school where kids had their lunch and go play in the beautiful ground surrounded by those amazing snowed mountains, and they some of them went to help small children with a fun activity.
Kids faces are full of selfconfidence, as you can see in the pictures below, they are having such a good time!!
Now... every kid is getting ready for camp tomorrow, and the fun is just about to start!!
Let me see your ticket!!!