My third week at the Rainbow Centre involves the lead up to Mother’s Day on Sunday. Mother’s day is taken very seriously in Peru and the shops around Urubamba are filled with gifts and balloons.
The children complete work relating to mother’s day but the biggest event is on Thursday when the Funcional (life skills) class puton a show. Under the instruction of their teacher, the class perform songs dedicated to their mothers’, dance traditional Peruvian dances and act. It is an absolute pleasure to watch them sparkle on the stage.
Next up are games which the teachers, mothers and volunteers are required to partake in. The children laugh as they watch us sitting on balloons to pop them and dancing around in a game of musical chairs, which allows to me to try out my newly acquired salsa steps!
During break and lunchtime we have music playing and the children dance around, showing off their excellent dance moves and certainly putting mine to shame!