At the moment, schools have closed for the first term holidays (school break) so the children have extra free time to enjoy. Some activities have been planned for them during this time. They will be involved in story telling, athletics, football, netball, baking, art and craft and finally will be treated to a day out that will mark the end of their four week school break. On a serious note however, two hour remedial classes have also been scheduled thrice a week to beef up the children’s academics. These have always helped them improve their grades.
On a joyous note, the Children’s Village community welcomed two new children to the big family. A few mothers and children gathered at the gate to warmly receive them. They all later on had a small gathering where the children performed several songs and dances for their new friends. Mothers also jubilated on receipt of these new members of the family and couldn’t wait to treat them to a simple snack they had prepared for them. At this moment, everyone was all smiles and there’s no doubt the two new children felt at home. Currently, they have both settled in and are slowly getting acquainted with the new environment.
Otherwise, our community development programme continues to reach out to the many other vulnerable children who are at risk of losing their families. The programme recently expanded to take on 30 new families (i.e. 170 children). At the moment the focus has been towards promoting education of the girl-child given the high dropout rate which was majorly related to social issues e.g. lack of proper lavatory facilities at the schools among others. On the other hand, the medical centre has continued to impact the health standards in the surrounding community through curative and preventive treatment as well as outreaches and sensitization talks.
To close off, many thanks for your untiring support always; the children have been able to enjoy a loving home!
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