A massive thank you for all your support which allows all these kids to attend school!
|Bethan with Tumaini (left), Eman kubwa (back right), Eman dogo (middle) and David (front right)|
This week Bethan (above) writes about how they visited all of the school kids to find out how they were doing and, especially, to give you a long-awaited update on how our new four – Pendo, Andrea, David and Abdulli – are settling in! This involved visiting Usa River Academy in Usa to see most of the school kids there, and to visit Abdulli in Tengheru, where he is staying with his family.
|Tumaini (left) and Dainess (right) skipping/jumping rope|
|Left to right: Andrea, Eriki, David, Pendo, Dainess and Stevie|
|Dainess, Tumaini and David in their hats|
“Unfortunately the SOS children’s village visit to see Gracie, Farajah, Aroni and a couple of other Nkoaranga kids was unsuccessful. We arrived to find that very recently they have brought in a new policy where we have to make an appointment to visit any of the children, which never used to be the case. The secretary was not prepared to make an exception, so although we had made the journey especially to see the children and came so close, we were not allowed any further which was such a shame.”
“Despite these issues, they are determined to keep Abduli with them in their family at home, which is brilliant. They want to work through the problems which we of course will help with wherever possible, as long as Abduli stays with them. They seem like a very strong unit. Abduli spoke of his best friend at school which was lovely to hear about and he wrote his name down for us in a notebook. He is enjoying it. But we will talk and look into other options like a closer school, and also speak to the school about how they are managing the students and just get their opinion on how Abduli is doing.”
|Mama Pendo with some of the many kids she has raised and who were delighted to see her!|