This month was full of it. We dedicated the April socials to it.
Last Tuesday we had the chance to witness one of the most traditional sports in Mexico- Wrestling. Projects Abroad Social Event for April was full of masks!
The show given by the wrestlers was actually quite funny! Loads of hilarious characters fighting gave us some laughter! But also, there were pretty spectacular fights full of acrobatics!
We had a relaxed visit, we had fun at the arena! An experience that you have to see if you visit Mexico!
Thanks to all the guys who attended!
We have already talked about how traditional is Lucha Libre in Mexico as this country put a particular touch to it.
Last week we gathered in the office for our traditional Movie night. This time we presented 'Nacho Libre' a great parody of Mexican Wrestling by Jack Black. The movie shows a great insight into this sport.
Filmed in Oaxaca and directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) It was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed.
The producers are Jack Black, David Klawans, Julia Pistor, and Mike White. The film received mixed reviews from critics.
We had so much fun and I also hope that all the volunteers did as well.
Thanks to everyone who joined us! Next will be a visit to the Arena to see the real thing going on!
It is April already and quite a few guys are leaving Mexico already, those who arrived in January and stayed here for three months are going away!
Another goodbye in the family was Chloe Wenger! An amazing girl from Switzerland! She did Care and Arts & Crafts placements.
She came to the office with a great surprise to all of the staff…an outstanding cake created by her. It was a really delicious mango-chocolate surprise!
We wish you the best for your future plans! Thanks once again for such amazing present!
Another Thursday and smells like Salsa dancing. I asked the guys if they would be interested in continuing the lessons and they were really eager to continue…so why not?
8 30 PM and everybody was ready to start learning. Steps are getting more and more complicated each class. Good thing is that our teacher always repeats the basics so the new ones in the class can get the foundations of the steps.
This last class was great but also was marked by the goodbye of Angela! We wish you the best for your future career!
Thanks again to all the volunteers who attended!
A great report from Alberto Carniel, an amazing Italian volunteer who completed a journalism project in Ciudad Guzman, got in touch with us again letting us know about his participation on the World Day of Water! His participation was awesome and he also mentioned Projects Abroad as an important part for this accomplishment. Here a little bit from his words along with some images from the event and the images he presented in the forum!
'The 22 of March has been celebrated the world day of water . In my region I received a invitation to give a speech in a meeting about my experience in Mexico and precisely about the water situation there . I prepared some slides for a presentation and my speech has been appreciated from the much people which attended the event . I’m very happy to send you and to your staff my best greetings , because I’m still in the Projects Abroad family and next week I will travel to Bolivia to have a stage of Periodism in Cochabamba'
Thanks to Alberto for this amazing news and greetings to the Projects Abroad family...we all wish you an amazing time in Bolivia!!!!
In the 8th visit to Brayan in the hospital we delivered part of the donation made to him and his family to cover the transport expenses from his home town.
He was really awake this time while receiving his treatment. I spoke to his mum and told me that Brayan is got an appointment to receive the date for surgery in his ears. He is doing well at school and is also one of the smartest guys in the classroom!
Brayan is such a strong boy, always happy and eager to learn new stuff. There is no doubt that he is teaching me quite a lot of great things without even knowing of it.
Good luck to Brayan, we all hope there is a short waiting list so his surgery takes place really soon!
After finishing a 3 month placement in the Animal Care project, now Henrik has said 'Goobye' to us!
Henrik came all the way from Denmark! He is a really enthusiastic guy! We wish you the best for your upcoming plans back home and for sure we look forward to meeting you in Mexico in the near future!!!
The Salsa Classes in Projects Abroad Mexico are going really well. After enjoying of a nice meal on our barbecue day we are gonna continue with the Salsa class this upcoming Thursday!
Last class was so much fun and also a bit more challenging due to our teacher's demands! He really made us sweat this time. New steps, new hints and a big challenge to apply those steps dancing in couples!
We all hope all of the volunteers still join us for the salsa classes. Some of the pics of last class are here!
Our monthly 'Get Together' for March went really great! We had the chance to enjoy of the company of all the volunteers, staff and some placement supervisors.
There was loads of quesadillas, guacamole, meat and drinks! After that some guys decided to dance along with some salsa!
I have to say that looking at everyone dancing made me realise that there has been loads of improvement in salsa...probably because of the salsa classes! So I think they will continue...
Thanks to all the volunteers who joined us! It was a fun night!
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