A primary goal of the Children's Program is to encourage children to express their creativity through various forms of media and to become comfortable using the resources available in the library. During the 2012 trip, RGHA volunteers, led by RGHA Student Leader Ari Prinzbach, worked with children in the Pampas Grande library on a number of creative arts projects. One activity involved making spiders out of pom poms, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners (Go Spiders!). Also, the Peruvian rock band, Motif, led a workshop on music basics and playing the recorder.
For the 2013 trip, the Children's Program is looking to implement new, exciting ways to encourage children to express their creativity through crafts, photography, and music. Additionally, the Program will host an English class for children. Stay tuned for photos from the upcoming trip!