Saturday, April 25, 2009
Up, Up and Away
Here is the reason I was out early, early--A hot-air balloon out in the campo by the school in Los Ricos de Abajo where some of us helped with teaching English to the children again this year. The balloon was provided by The Oz Project, a non-profit organization founded by Dianna Aston that gives disadvantaged children, and young adults, experiences that ignite the imagination and inspire dreams. I think it is hard to imagine what this event meant to these children who live in very humble circumstances out in the campo. The balloon was tethered and didn't go drifting away with them but for the first time in their lives they saw the world from a different perspective. I hope that the balloon ride did inspire them to dream dreams that can take them to new heights.