A clown brought lots of laughter to Balmandir few weeks ago! Now two volunteers have come to teach some aerial acrobatics! We only need to include a tiger or an elephant in our farm and we will be able to call it Balmandir Circus.
Victor and Mery Ann, volunteers from Amics del Nepal in the Youth Project:
After carrying for over a month a heavy piece of clothes (of the Association Gente Colgada) in the backpack from Barcelona via India and Kathmandu, we were finally able to hang it from a tree so the children could enjoy this activity. Well, actually older kids where the ones who hanged it because they have an incredible ability to climb anywhere.
Everyone was very excited to start with the activity. We started with a small warm-up: running, jumping, moving the body a little bit, to get ready to go up! First simple ascension: girls did it great, big kids didn’t follow any advice but went up by muscle. Small didn’t go much up.
We followed some inverted figures, so they could see the world upside down.
We did some demonstration of some more complicated figures: ups, downs, all where freezed (which it’s not so easy… because they are all the time moving) with open mouth!
We repeated the activity another day but the rain didn’t allow us to do so much. Now we have to go back to Kathmandu to continue with the Youth Project before heading to India, but we are leaving a piece of clothes so that children can continue playing or using it as a swing.
Thanks to Anna and Dani your welcome to Bhimphedi, tanks to Amics del Nepal to engage us to their projects and the Association Gente Colgada for giving us the huge piece of clothes for acrobatics that is being so useful all these months in Nepal and India.
On top of the acrobatics and gymkhana, Meri Ann and Víctor have worked on other tasks like fixing the entrance, putting two posts to play football or take the kids to the river.