It's been 3.5 weeks since I have had a coke. I am 2500 metres above sea level and may be suffering withdrawal symptoms. Today we ran our first workshop with some of the kids. About 50 children aged between 12 and 14 were packed into the upper mezzanine of the community centre. There were plastic chairs everywhere.
We spent about two hours with the kids, within which time we spent approximately 30% doing role playing (for English improvement), 20% doing body percussion, 20% doing warm ups and games and the final 30% wondering what we were going to do next.
It turns out some of the kids want to put on a drama for their visiting sponsors (11 are visiting for a week at the end of October) and we hope to be able to help them put something together. Me and Manda got back to the house at about 4pm to do some planning for the next day, trying to remember all the drama games we knew.
They seemed really interested in the guitar, a few seemed to show a natural aptitude for it as well so I hope to be able to provide them with some individual tuition throughout the weeks I am here. I will need to find a way to give them a guitar at the end of my stay here.