Meet an Amiguito ~ Alanzo*

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Alanzo* is one of the sweetest children you will come by. His quiet nature makes him a calming presence in any situation, but don’t be mistaken his shy nature! Alanzo is always ready to go on any kind of adventure and will help you with anything you need to get done. He is friendly to everyone, but is especially well known and adored for the close relationship he has with his younger sister who also lives here at the ‘hogar.’ The two are often seen talking and spending time together whenever possible. We are so very happy to have Alanzo as a part of our family.

Read below to learn more about Alanzo:

  1. Age: 12
  2. Birthday: August 15th 
  3. Grade/School: Level 2 of EducaTodos 
  4. What is your favorite part about school? English class with Miss Rachel (2016-17 ADJ Volunteer) because it is fun.  
  5. What is something interesting that you have learned recently in school? In Natural Sciences, we learned about the muscles and were they are in the body. 
  6. What do you like to do in your free time? I liked to play marbles with my friends. I like to play because I'm good at hitting marbles the right way so I can win.
  7. What do you want to do after high school and university? I want to plant things and work with the earth.   
  8. Do you have siblings here at Amigos? How many? I have one sister who is 8 years old.  
  9. What are you grateful for at Amigos de Jesús? I'm thankful for the family love I get here and for the safety. 
  10. What is your favorite part of Amigos de Jesús? The cross because of what it symbolizes. 
  11. What do you like to do with the volunteers/your 'padrinos'? I like to go on walks and look at the animals in 'agro.' 
  12. Who is your favorite person at the 'hogar'? Padrino Elder (one of the 'padrinos' in his dorm) because he is calm.   
  13. How would the world be different in animals could talk? It wouldn't be better.  
  14. What is something your 'padrinos' and 'madrinas' always tell you? To behave well.
  15. What's the best gift you've ever been given? My bike because I can exercise with the bike.
  16. What's the hardest part about being a kid? School and having to study.
  17. Favorite animal: Cats
  18. Favorite song: Happy happy happy
  19. Favorite color: Blue
  20. Favorite food: Chicken
  21. Favorite movie: How to Dragon Your Dragon
  Alanzo and his younger sister during Día del Niño (Children's Day) in September of 2017.

Alanzo and his younger sister during Día del Niño (Children's Day) in September of 2017.

  Always ready for an adventure, Alanzo shows off some of the fish he recently caught in the stream.

Always ready for an adventure, Alanzo shows off some of the fish he recently caught in the stream.

  During Three King's Day, or Epiphany, this year, Alanzo and his younger sister played the part of Mary and Joseph. Here they pose with a friend.

During Three King's Day, or Epiphany, this year, Alanzo and his younger sister played the part of Mary and Joseph. Here they pose with a friend.

  The Nativity Scene acted out by several of our children during Three King's Day this January. 

The Nativity Scene acted out by several of our children during Three King's Day this January. 

  Alanzo, lifted up by Padre Patricio and one of the older boys he chose to be his godfather, following his baptism this year during 'Semana Santa' (Holy Week). 

Alanzo, lifted up by Padre Patricio and one of the older boys he chose to be his godfather, following his baptism this year during 'Semana Santa' (Holy Week). 

  Playing soccer with one of the boys in his dorm.

Playing soccer with one of the boys in his dorm.