Ojalá Niños invite you to visit their place!

By Elsmarie Norby

Enjoy a delightful Sunday afternoon in the near countryside, the community of San Miguel Viejo, site of the historic church built in 1542 by the Otomí ancestors of the present residents; and home to over 100 children who participate in the Ojalá art/literacy programs.

Tour, Visiting Ojalá Niños, Sun, Jul 29, 12pm, Instituto Allende, Ancha de San Antonio 20, 250 pesos, Tickets at La Conexión in Café Monet & Café Muro

This is a wonderful opportunity to get to know something about the history of the area and the rural people. Most of all, to meet the happy, talented children of Ojalá who have learned many art and life skills in the year-round free classes.

Sunday July 29 at noon a special bus will pick you up in front of the Instituto Allende, take you to San Miguel Viejo where the children will meet you with music and a special gift, followed by a tour of their activity areas and the things they produce. Then you will be taken on a guided tour to the beautiful church on the other side of the village. Back to Ojalá for a scrumptious lunch of traditional dishes prepared on-site by mothers of the children under the direction of Leonardo Avila, chef and Art Program Director. The meal includes tacos and quesadillas with a variety of Mexican fillings in freshly cooked tortillas and carnitas (roast pork of the region) with salsa pico de gallo, guacamole and frijoles (beans).Choices for vegetarians will be abundant and all the vegetables will be from the local organic farm, La Trinidad. Beverages will be fresh fruit waters.You will return to San Miguel on the bus between 3:30 and 4pm. Only 40 tickets are available, to be purchased in advance for 250 pesos. They will be at the organic market at Rosewood on Saturdays at the Ojalá Niños table; La Conexión in Café Monet, and Café Muro on Loreto near Insurgentes. To order by email: elsmarienorby@gmail.com. This is a benefit for all the deserving children of Ojalá Niños AC and get to know us!

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