My heartwarming trip Volunteering at the Remar Orphanage with the Karebear Community.
As you can imagine, travelling to a third world country can be a little worrisome, especially when you are going to make an impression on 77 children! Ah, what are they going to think about me? Are they going to like me? Will I be able to communicate? Well, I am here to tell everyone it was one of the best experiences of my life, and I felt like I made a difference and I think about these cute kids all the time!
During my stay, I spent a lot of time caring for the babies ages 6 months to 4 years. My maternal instinct kicked in right away and I knew what I had to do for these kids. I made sure I bought them each their own bottle, and that they regularly drank water as the heat was sometimes 40 degrees celsius. I bought them a tonne of baby food and my girlfriends and I brought 5 suitcases filled with baby clothes.
Each day was a little different, however, the kids started warming up by the 2nd and 3rd day as they watched us and saw we were there to help them. The children mostly spoke Spanish but we were able to use common words either in English or Spanish, as well as we used our hands and smiled A LOT! By the end of our trip, we had raised enough funds to cover their electricity bill as well as buy them many things that they needed such as kitchen supplies, toys, food, bottles, diapers and many other essential things.
I cannot wait for my next experience at a different orphanage and I would highly suggest doing this at some point to help give back and further your perspective on life.