Kulturnatten a success and playground is done!

On Saturday I had my photo exhibit with photos from this summer. It was a success! Lots of people came to see and we even raised a bit of money for the kids’ schooling.                   Pauline and I had a little reunion    Got some good news from the township today! The playground is painted! And looks great!      And the kids … Continue reading Kulturnatten a success and playground is done!

Playground Update

I got an update from the girls today and work on the playground is moving along! They found some guys to help paint the playground with primer, all they wanted in return for their hard work was a loaf of bread and a piece of meat. Perspective.               Even Emanuel helped out    Apparently the kids are EATING the bamboo flooring on the … Continue reading Playground Update

Where did all your money go?

I’ve been home now for almost a month. It’s hard to believe, it feels like a lifetime ago and yesterday all at the same time. When Pauline and I decided to go back this summer we had a plan to try to make a more lasting difference in the township. Thanks to all you wonderfully generous people we were able to raise a considerable amount … Continue reading Where did all your money go?

Selfies!

So apparently Kim Kardashian has an entire book of selfies so I figured if she could do it, so could I. Well not a whole book, but a whole blog post. Enjoy!                                Me & Elisa                                               Beach selfie                                      Writing my book … Continue reading Selfies!

Kulturnatten i Uppsala 2015

Saturday September 12th is Kulturnatten (Culture Night) here in Uppsala! This year I will be exhibiting photos from my trip at Bergströms Skor located on östra Ågatan 29. The exhibit will be open during normal opening hours, 10-16. I’ll be available all day to answer questions and show my work.    More info about Kulturnatten and my exhibit can be found at: http://kulturnattenuppsala.se/evenemang/children-of-the-township-revisited/ The exhibit is free … Continue reading Kulturnatten i Uppsala 2015

The new nap cots have arrived!

Today was also our day off but we did a quick trip to the township anyway to see the delivery of our 30 new nap cots! Thanks to everyone who donated to make this possible!  We actually arrived just behind the truck on the way into the township.        The kids were surprised to see us but eager to help!            Even … Continue reading The new nap cots have arrived!

Sensational Tuesdays!

Today we were only at the crèche for a little while this morning because we were taking the orphans on an adventure since they’re on school holiday. But first, we were with the little kids since we only had four kids in the big kid section. We all went in to the new building. We drew pictures and played around.                       … Continue reading Sensational Tuesdays!

Thank you! Tack så mycket! 

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! 

Two different groups of kids, same basic needs.

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.

New nap cots for the kids!

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!