Escorted by four adults
Sofia Gallego (in the blue jacket) had answered all questions about the book “Hope in the Andes” to the jury’s satisfaction. She was able to recall all the details of Diospi Suyana’s story – forwards and backwards. Thus the student from Lima won a roundtrip to Curahuasi. With the airline Lan Peru, included accommodations and food. Her father Victor Gallego, her teachers Flor de Maria Bravo as well as Tito Orbegoso accompanied her. The leader of the corporation “Desarollo Cristiano” Nelsa Zolessi and Diospi Suyana have maintained friendly relations for years. The school competition was the idea of Nelsa. So she led the small group of travellers.
The last Sunday evening the five of them were invited to dinner by Dr. Martina John. Her husband sent his greetings from far away Australia. The next morning they were greeted again in the hospital morning service. Sofia and her escorts saw the long lines of patients outside of the hospital and the super infrastructure of the hospital and school. Administrative director Stefan Seiler personally guided the guests of honor through the various corridors and premises.
The development of Diospi Suyana has inspired the dreams of innumerable students from the capital Lima. Sofia Gallego was granted the experience of seeing the real foundation of a breathtaking story. Surely she will never forget her visit to Diospi Suyana.