Wed, Jan.21st Giving of toys
So tonight there was time to give out the toys that we had brought from so very many friends and kids themselves. As practiced for all things, the youngest started up to the oldest child, even to Rose our matron/cook who has been with the Chamah family since she was a young girl. Auntie Rose choose an angel – how fitting. Richard does not have a sponsor yet but Solomon (aka Dennis) & Rael do.
These are probably the first real toys that the children have had and they were so excited when they came in and saw the centre table full and they could walk around and pick their toy.
Today we took some pictures of the day. We hope you will enjoy seeing them. Hard to imagine that one year ago this place looked so different. Travel back in the older news blogs to check out!
Grade 5 is located in the dining hall along with the office.
This morning while eating breakfast, the little baby & middle Kindergarten class kids were already in their class and counting out loud together. I went in to check, wondering if the teacher was really there or not. Nope, no teacher but about 6 of these little 4 & 5 year olds are sitting in their desks and getting ready for school. They just love to learn! All families get up early here in Kenya – at least in our area. Our kids are getting up at 5:30 for breakfast at 6:30 or so and then they are outside at 7 helping with other school children who start arriving to clean the compound – a very typical Kenyan custom of gathering all the twigs and leaves that have fallen from the previous day. They can be seen carrying handfuls of leaves out to the back corner ready for burning. Everyone participates in the chore.
We have been expecting it to rain and finally it did a little tonight. It was 30 today and humid. But more rain is needed before they start to plant the crops for the next season.
Over and out for tonight. Joan