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Helping kids with Down’s Syndrome

Today we presented the Armonia School for Children with Down’s Syndrome with a cheque for $1000 and got to see first hand the amazing work they are doing.

The Anglo-chilean society in Britain hosted a fundraising day which invited everyone to London to buy food from all over South America. There were stalls which sold food from Peru, Bolivia even from Central America and it was all made by the people who … Read more

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Carol – A new experience

I came to Chile for a new experience in my life far away from the world I live in where I work in a coorporation and to be able to give something of myself to others. I have come away with a weath of experiences and many wonderful memories. From the friendly greeting at the airport (and queque and agua from my new-found friend Ruth) to the wonderful hospitality of the Duran family and extended family (tias Maribel and Anna). You can’t come here and not find Chileans to be … Read more

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Ruth – Get to know the locals

My main reason for coming to La Calera was to work with the children in the nursery. What amazing little people they have been. There are some awesome characters amongst them. I just loved baking classes on Wednesday with Abueli, dress up time, sing song time, let’s all climb on Tia Ruth time and just about every other activity along the way.

Tia Maribel and Anna have a heart of gold and are both fantastic with the kids. Just get stuck in with them, the wee ones don’t care if you can’t speak … Read more

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Kerrianne – Gotta Love Chile

Chile is amazing. No two ways about it. It is South America’s little gem. The people are so wonderful, they’re some of the friendliest you’ll meet! Also, there’s so much to see and do – you’ll have entertainment constantly! Ok, so a few things about being in the beauty that is La Calera/Chile in general:

First off, you’re being cared for by one of the lovliest families you’re going to meet – they’re amazing. Even if there’s a language barrier, you can tell how lovely they are.

Not many in Chile speak the English – so get your Espanol our nice and good.

Pay big attention to the Gap Chile team – they’re COMPLETELY … Read more