Wednesday, 17 April 2013

NPH Peru - Elliot's Story

In January of this year, Aucklander Elliot McBride traveled to our home in the province of Cañete, which is located in the southern part of the Lima region, and worlds away from the sleepy North Shore village Elliot was raised in.

Established in 2004, Casa Santa Rosa in Cañete houses over 100 children in seven family-style homes. The children attend the local school and there are currently five NPH students studying at the university in Cañete!

Elliot spent over two weeks Casa Santa Rosa and made a huge impact on the children, in particular with the boys who were very taken with Elliot's New Zealand accent and heritage, and thrilled to play soccer with him. Elliot very generously helped repair the children's bikes and even purchased new tools for them!

Arriving in a foreign country can be daunting for anybody, but even more so when the language spoken isn't your own, but Elliot was able to connect with the children regardless, a testament to his character and theirs.
Here is a small excerpt from Elliot, during his time at NPH Peru:

“I've had an amazing two and a half weeks at the NPH Peru orphanage house in San Vicete de Canete, Peru. Whilst these children still have to grapple with their turbulent pasts it is nevertheless a house full of love and smiles. Anyone who knows me knows I don't like cheesy but I have so much love and respect for these kids and the volunteers and staff who make it all possible. Thanks for the opportunity!”

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