Amanda has been leading workshops with some of the kids (ages 9-12) at Casa San Lazaro, and i have been fortunate enough to get to help her. We've covered the themes of feelings, goals, violence, and hope. It has been really interesting to learn about these kids and their realities.
Some things that have stuck out to me:
1) several of them know drug dealers/have been offered drugs
2) one boy's biggest dream is to own a car
3) several of them have failed grades in school
4) most of them dream of traveling the world beyond Rio Azul