Visits to Cuna Jardin and IRID

I was in Arequipa for a few weeks and visited both the Cuna Jardin, Corazon de Jesus and IRID. So far this year the weather has been better than last year and there’s been no issue with rain. Because of summer holidays the Cuna Jardin doesn’t have the full number of children, but there are some in the homework club and several younger children come daily while their mothers work. A volunteer has been coming in to work with the children. Photos from the visit here:

There are 35 living at IRID, an American group is volunteering several days a week with the children, and doing work around the grounds including building benches and picnic tables. The Government has required IRID to make changes to emergency lighting and fire extinguishers but is not providing funding for making the changes.
Photos from the visit here:

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