Around the World with Manos
The 2015/16 Cultural Education Model Travel Program took children on a "trip to Guatemala," the land of the volcanoes, Giant Kites, and delicious "tres leches" cake! The program soon transformed Manos community centers into Iceland, a land rich with beautiful waterfalls and a Viking history! As Spring rolled around, children and volunteers experienced Switzerland and South Korea, filled with culture and good food! From cheese and chocolate fondu to hosting their very own Korean barb-b-cue.
The Most Magical Halloween Adventure Yet
For Halloween, the Manos Mexico site transformed for a special celebration that took children down the rabbit hole and into unforgettable adventures! If you haven't seen this short video, please do!
Celebrating Cultures with New Years & the Traditional Lantern Festival
Everyone from the village came together to celebrate and enjoy the 2016 New Year's Gala hosted by Manos China with performances from Manos kids and from the Senior Choir. Watch the video below for a beautiful presentation.
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Marking the end of Lunar New Year festivities, the Manos Community Center gave children a day to remember filled with games, lantern making, and a taste of traditional sweet dumplings during the 2016 Lantern Festival.
Manos Volunteers Abroad
Manos Volunteers continue to expand their horizons through their own travel, bringing remarkable experiences to the communities we serve. Manos Mexico welcomed visits from China's team of Volunteers: Avivi Li and Mandy Zhang , as well as from Board Members Ally Huang, Coco Gao (and her son David), Melinda Ruby, Patty Barry, Ozzie Martinez, and Joseph Bertot.
A Dream Come True as former Manos students, turned dedicated volunteers are the first Manos Mexico volunteers to travel abroad! Here they are pictured in 2002 and now in 2016, visiting the US! What they are bring back to share with Manos kids and programs is truly A DREAM COME TRUE!