What are we currently doing?
So far we have talked to children in schools in Chile and Peru. When we enter the classroom we bring in our bikes and gear. Most children are amazed at the amount of gear that we carry and want to try to lift them. This usually gets a few laughs as sometimes the class jock can't lift Ward's bike. We share some of our stories with them and emphasize the importance of writing. Whether it is to record your day's activities, some thoughts that came to mind, or to write a letter to a friend. We end our talk by giving each child a pencil and asking them to write their dream. When we express the importance of dreaming, no matter how grand or how small, its amazing how creative these kids can get. Now they believe and have hope.