The home Hogar de Niños offers young people in Santa Cruz a roof over their heads, warm meals, education and leisure activities. Tobias Ludwig also called this place home for three months. The 33-year-old spent much of his time with the children – supporting them with their homework and teaching them yoga. Together with the kids and other volunteer helpers, he transformed a small piece of land into a garden. Here, the orphanage now grows fruit and vegetables that they eat and sell. The biochemist also created a website and did some PR work for a vocational school neighboring the orphanage.
The orphanage is managed by the monks of the Amigonian brotherhood. The Bayer Cares Foundation organized contact with the monks and Tobias Ludwig’s stay with them in cooperation with Bayer Bolivia.
Tobias Ludwig: “My time in Bolivia was an amazing experience filled with meaningful work. I was able to help people directly.”