Last Tuesday, the children travelling on the school bus from the amazing Arco Iris school in Urubamba back to their homes in Ollantaytambo, were accompanied by a very special guest: Spiderman, who was spending his last day with MSH, taking a look at our school bus project.
On the bus, Alan got to know some of the children MSH is currently supporting, immediately making friends with them and overall enjoying a very special bus ride. The children were super excited as well, being joined by a grown-up in such a funny costume.
Spiderman with two of the children MSH suppports
After getting off the bus, Spiderman headed to another big event: Lourdes´ birthday! Lourdes turned 20, so we had a party for her in the volunteer house. This was the second birthday party in her life (her first one was last year), after having lived hidden away in her house for years. She invited her deaf friend Nayra and together with her sister, the MSH volunteers, Spiderman, and some friends from Sacred Valley School, the house was quite crowded!
Lourdes with her friend Nayra
Lourdes, Gabi Scarafioca from Sacred Valley Project and Ruben, our bus driver
The birthday cake was made by the mother of a girl MSH supports in Cusco and was simply delicious. As Peruvian custom has it, Lourdes had to take the first bite and was pushed into the cake by Nayra, much to everyone`s amusement.
Lourdes, our physiotherapist Mercedes and Nayra
Lourdes and her sister got to stay over at the volunteer house, also quite a special experience for the two. They slept in one of the volunteer rooms and took a hot shower the next day, which is a treat for them, as they do not have warm water in their home. All in all, the day was wonderful and Lourdes was very excited about all her presents and visitors. Spiderman also stayed over for the night, before heading back to Cusco, taking with him all the memories of four amazing days with MSH.