Helping Improve a Local Children’s Shelter

Hector, Jose, Sandra, and Efrain are enrolled in the “Basic Level English” Course in Peru. They worked together to serve a local shelter called Hilo Rojo. They coordinated with the directors of the shelter, and in getting donations from throughout their community.

These communities don’t have much, but they give what they can. These students were very excited to be able to gather over 20 liters of oatmeal. This oatmeal was then distributed among more than 100 children ranging in ages from 5-10 years old.

This same day these students helped improve the gardens at this shelter so that the children would have a cleaner and safer place to place.

These students shared with us, “It was a very rewarding experience to carry out this service for the Hilo Rojo Shelter. There is a lot of work that needs to be done. We hope that we can continue to expand the group of students from Mentors International that volunteer here. We want to help meet the needs of this shelter. The children were very grateful to see all of the work we got accomplished in their gardens and playfields. Their smiles were the best reward.”

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