Monday, January 12, 2015

Smarts Through the Arts

Espwa visitor Maria specializes in exercises and techniques that help brain development in young children. She did all sorts of activities with the kids while she was here, including dancing, rhythmic movement, vocal exercises, music, and arts and crafts that help children focus, find healthy ways to express themselves, and develop their senses. This is especially important for the kids at Espwa, most of whom have experienced trauma such as starvation, malnutrition, and abandonment at an early age.

She even got a chance to work with Espwa's preschool teachers to teach them some of her techniques for working with children. They were very grateful for this information that will help them draw the attention of a class of little ones, and find more effective ways of teaching the lesson to young brains.

Maria working with Solange, the housemom who closely cares for Espwa's newest baby, Job. 

We are so grateful for all of Maria's work for Espwa! 


  1. Maria, how wonderful for you to share your talent with these children! Love the photos <3

  2. Linda, it was pure joy! Your glitter donations were a big hit, too!