Children dance and celebrate anniversary.
This quarter was full of fun activities; on June 23rd, 2014, we celebrated three years since SOS Children’s Village Fort Portal was opened. Our vibrant and beautiful children had prepared various presentations like dance, skits, poetry and games to mark the day. The ambience was electric; cheering and clapping filled the air as visitors who included partners and well-wishers cheered on the performers. Guests bought some of the art work on display while others gave cash donations to the delight of the children and the SOS team.
The celebration was also a time of great reflection when the SOS fraternity looked back at what has been achieved throughout the year; and at how the population has benefited from the presence of SOS Children’s Villages in the locality. Exhibited pictures showing piggery and poultry projects, saving schemes, improved dwellings etc. produced credible evidence of the impact of activities at community level. The day was crowned with a cake cutting ceremony.
SOS Hermann Gmeiner Kindergarten also celebrated their end of school term with song and dance. Parents and guardians were impressed by the talent and confidence exuded by the little children. Art pieces on display, which had been crafted by the children with the help of teachers, were sold out. Funds raised from the event will help supplement the budget for third term.
We also had a children’s fun day at SOS Children’s Village Fort Portal; this is a day when all our children, staff, well wishers and the community come together to share in fun filled activities. The venue was the play area in the village; activities included karaoke, eating competitions and games; children also danced to the tune of their favourite local music. The adults participated in “keep the seat”, a game in which fewer chairs than the number of contestants are made available; when a whistle is blown everyone scrubbles to secure a seat. Anyone who does not is ejected from the game. The children laughed hysterically as they watched staff members pushing and shoving in their attempt to get a chair in order to remain in the game.
The children enjoyed so much they kept asking for more and more. It is wonderful to have such days as they contribute greatly to our childrens’ development; we were all very happy and hope to hold the fun day annually.