2009-06-30

The greatness of a nation

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Fine beasts. Happy faces. And look at this strange horse! The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. (Gandhi)

Morning campers, Thank you for joining us at the Voluntario Global blog. Last Saturday a group of children from Comedor Los Pibes and several volunteers (Yvonne, Marisa, Pedro, Bertha, Valeria, Johan, Stefanie, Amelia and Zoe) went to the zoo to say hello to our furry friends from the animal kingdom. The whole trip was the result of our very own Yvonne's hard work fundraising with her friends and acquaintances back home in Holland. Thanks to her fundraising skills, we were able to hire a micro and take around 20 kids to the zoo in Palermo on Saturday.

The children, aged between around eight and thirteen, had an absolute whale of a time (pun ahoy!). They were split up into little groups and were given maps to find their way around. They saw lions, elephants, giraffes, hippos, rhinos, a polar bear, some strange little beaver-like creatures that no one could quite identify, and the kids particularly enjoyed feeding the goats and reindeer. There was even a little boat trip, which they also love. It was, all in all, a wonderful day out and very many thanks to Yvonne for all her hard work in organising it. There is another fundraising party coming up on July 11th in Puerto Madero, details of which will be going up on our Facebook page later today. See you next week!

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