October 30, 2012
I first encountered Hogar Infantil, 5 years ago when I was a full time volunteer in the San Diego/Tijuana Mexico area. Since that time, I have had the priviledge of visiting other orphanges in Central America and Asia and Hogar Infantil truly stands head and shoulders above the rest. Several things have impressed me about Hogar Infantil. First, the premises are clean, comfortable, and kid-friendly. I have visited other orphanges where children were dirty and the stench from facilities was unbearable. Second, the children are happy and healthy. Unlike other orphanges, the older kids are not responsible for caring for the younger children, meaning that a 12 or 13 year old still gets to be a kid. In fact, renovations over the last few years have given older children their own space away from some of the younger children. I believe that the children are happy at Hogar Infantil. Last year, children were asked to draw what they liked about their home as a school assignment, and many children drew pictures of games and activities that they enjoy playing together. While some children are there with siblings, they often refer to other children (who are not blood related) as brothers and sisters. The staff at Hogar Infantil is responsive to the children's needs and has created a loving environment for the children to grow up in.
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