Today was a fairly normal day at the crèche. But it was quite chilly inside when I arrived probably since it rained last night so we had our morning lessons out in the sun. Then it was time for breakfast but not without, “thank you father” the prayer song! Then it was time for outside recess and our usual shenanigans. The best part … Continue reading Another Day at the crèche
Today was the first day back at the crèche. It’s technically school break right now so there were only a few kids in the big kid section but they were excited to see me anyway. Link to video 1 Link to video2 Bongo welcomed me with a little dance, no music. Link to Bongo video Then we worked on numbers with the cards I brought … Continue reading Reunion Part Two: Seeing the school kids again!
Today was such a great day! I finally got to see my loves again and they remembered me and even my name. So happy! Here are some pictures and videos from today. I took a lot. First up is a video of my arrival. Unfortunately the kids were all scattered around the township playing so I couldn’t meet them all at once. But here’s … Continue reading Reunion Part One: seeing the orphans again!
My super long journey is not off to the greatest of starts. Part of the reason why I love traveling so much is because my beloved Starbucks is it the airport. So no trip to Arlanda is complete without a stop by Starbucks. Luckily it’s in view from my gate But! When I order my favorite grande skim chai, no water I am informed … Continue reading The long awaited journey…
There’s only a few days left till I leave for South Africa. I’ve laminated some educational materials My mom brought tons of toothbrushes for the kids And I’ve started organizing for packing! The fundraiser is still open for a few more days so be sure to get your donations in on time http://igg.me/at/rjUGxbfH2UA Det går också bra att swisha pengar till 070 … Continue reading Preparations underway!
I’m humbled by the amount of donations coming in for these kids. We are really going to be able to make an impact this year! Bongo and his friends would like to thank everyone who has generously helped them. Bongo and Friends Say Thank You! https://www.youtube.com/embed/IcEHLzs4MBE“>Bongo and Friends Say Thank You! It’s not too late to donate via http://igg.me/at/rjUGxbfH2UA Eller via Swish 070 7152356 Jag tar … Continue reading Thank you! Tack så mycket!
I thought I’d explain a little bit more about the kids I work with. There is a lady in the township, Agnes, that takes care of these two groups of kids. She owns the preschool that is across the street from her house where she takes care of the orphans. Here’s the school and Agnes’ house: The preschool kids have parents and they pay to … Continue reading Two different groups of kids, same basic needs.
So you may be wondering where exactly is your donation going? There’s a wish list of purchases in the description of the fundraiser but the absolute first purchase is new nap cots for the school kids. Here are some pictures of the current state of the nap cots. Too bad pictures don’t smell because then you’d have an even better understanding to why this is … Continue reading New nap cots for the kids!