Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Elsie Gaches

Yeah, I'm sure you have no idea who that is. I had no idea who it was, too, when I first heard about Elsie Gaches. And I was annoyed at the fact that I needed to travel 2 hours to find out who Elsie Gaches was but I was excited at the fact that I was going to be able to teach children with special needs. For as long as I can remember, teaching children with special needs was something that came naturally to me and it made me feel like I was doing something right.

I musta taught 20 children one-by-one in about 4 hours. It was amazing. By the end of the teaching, the children were holding my hand and showing me the things they made. I was so sweet.

Apparently, Elsie Gaches was an American that came and put up a foundation to help orphaned and abandoned children with special needs. She put up this gigantic village where all these children are housed. A lot of them stay there from the time their found/brought there to their last days. The foundation does the best teach them to be helpful members of society and to live their life to the fullest. It was a really well maintained village and I really saw where all the donations and government went.

If you can, please try to visit the place and play with the children. They're a great bunch of kids. This is the only link I found.