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Yuri’s South African Kids Day at Botshabelo Orphanage, May 2009

H&H Ambassador, Yuri Bojorquez, born and raised in Mexico, took an extended travel and volunteering break from her everyday life in Canada to travel the world and live at Botshabelo Aids Orphanage in South Africa for 3 months. While at the Orphanage, Yuri exceeded all of our expectations. Yuri not only became an incredible teacher, nurturer, and friend to the kids at the Orphanage, she also grew very attached to the staff and orphanage as a whole. While at the Orphanage, Yuri started her own tradition, which she has been repeating and will continue to repeat every year. This tradition is a kids celebration day that she makes her own by adding her very own unique Mexican flare to it. The kids at the Orphanage know Yuri as the Pinata lady and look forward to her visit every year! The kids get to make awesome Pinatas and explore the deeper meaning behind the Mexican Pinata Tradition, which is facing all your fears, frustrations and anger by smacking a pinata, so that you can break all these negative feelings and then open the doors for blessings (candy) to poor into your life and fall from the Pinatas. Yuri has touched the hearts of many individuals at the Orphanage and here at Hand & Heart and we are so proud of her, she represents Hand & Heart so beautifully!

Click here to view pics of Yuri’s Kid’s Day



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