As Daisy teaches, she learns.
May 29, 2009 - Honduras
"Ahhh" "weeeeeee" "no, es mío!!!"--no, it's mine!!! Yup, those are the sounds of a daycare. It just so happens that these are the sounds that Daisy, in her 3rd and final year of service before studying in the University, hears every day, because she works at Little Steps Daycare. Located in Tegucigalpa, Little Steps is a daycare where single mothers can bring their children while they work or study in school or university.
Started by an ex-volunteer for former children of the ranch with kids of their own, Little Steps Daycare has become a part of NPH Honduras, and now caters to all single mothers as long as they have a job or are furthering their education. Here, Daisy works with these kids as they run and play, coordinating efforts to make artistic collages and dedicating her time to make sure that these very important phases of childhood development are not overlooked.
Daisy (on the left) sits with the whole gang.
But the work that Daisy does is more than just teaching and playing, it’s about learning too. She has "learned about how to treat the children with a lot of patience" and has been "reminded of my own childhood." Arriving at NPH Honduras when she was 11 years old, Daisy did not have the opportunities that these children have today, and she works hard every day to make sure that they grow with strong and worthwhile experiences, building communication skills and relationships with the children who come.
"NPH is a great help for us," Daisy says, because NPH helps with everything that the children need...and even some things that they want. For this young woman, it’s an opportunity to further her education and be an integral part of a society and culture that lacks greatly in that area. In the next year, as she enters university, Daisy is looking to study psychology, because she "likes to know how things work, especially human behavior." Right now, she's learning about child behavior, but she shows her desire to learn, and learn more, because children may be a part of everything, but among us all, there is much, much more.