365 Day Photo Blog – Day 166

Lessons at the Hogar Monte Carmelo Orphanage

This is one of the walkways at the Hogar Monte Carmelo orphanage near Chame, Panama. The signs overhead represent some of the things the children learn at the orphanage. For example, ‘Bondad’ means ‘goodness’. There are thirty-two children who reside there during the week – seven boys and twenty-five girls. On the weekends they each return to their parents in the interior of Panama, mostly in the mountains. Recently they installed lighting along this walkway, as a result of an unfortunate event when one young girl was bitten by a snake as she walked in the dark one evening. Our recently created volunteer group, Volunteers In Panama, will be assisting the orphanage in whatever way we can in the near future :-).

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About denisemacdonald

I am a Canadian entrepreneur who has been spending the majority of my time between Canada and Panama, Central America. Living oceanfront, I am an 'investment consultant', predominantly in the area of real estate in the beaches areas. Photography is my hobby. In April, 2014 I was diagnosed with Stage 3 Triple Negative Breast Cancer. I will be sharing my journey here on these 'pages'. If you would like to learn more about "Triple Negative" breast cancer, please click onto http://www.tnbcfoundation.org/.
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1 Response to 365 Day Photo Blog – Day 166

  1. Thank you for this post. You’re always welcome to Hogar Monte Carmelo.

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