A Northeastern University doctoral student from Attleboro gave a special gift to some orphaned children in Ecuador during a semester break trip earlier this year.

Mike Angelo, 23, a 2008 graduate of Attleboro High School, traveled with 15 other Northeastern students and two professors to the For His Children orphanage in Quito, Ecuador.

While there, Angelo and his fellow students helped three orphans with cerebral palsy communicate verbally for the first time.

The orphans’ response was very positive.