"I stayed in La Mess for Tinguacó for a week. It wasn’t long enough. This was such an incredible experience working with the most wonderful kids from the surrounding area. I had freedom to just play with the kids as well as do organized activities. I really enjoyed doing an English lesson for the kid. Also, they taught me how to make their native manillas (bracelets), which is quite intricate, but these kids are so talented.
Not to mention, Oscar is the most amazing and welcoming host. He’s a delicious chef and has an incredible heart running this after school program. He treated me like family and took me to the pueblo whenever I need anything as well as just showed me around town.
I enjoyed the most freshly cooked meals and felt like I was at home.
I hope to see the support for Tinguacó continue to grow because it truly is an organization that makes a difference and if I could give more stars I would.
I had the best time volunteering for Tinguacó and what was most important is that I did leave feeling like I made a difference in the kids lives. Everyone involved is like family now! Love you tinguaco- now vemos!"