Tag: Pray

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Board Bio: Bethan Crisp

My name is Bethan Crisp. I am 21 years old and I am currently studying Anthropology at Brunel University in West London. In the Amazon! For as long as I can remember, I wanted to pursue my studies and career in Law. That was until I began planning some time out of studying in order...

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We all love bubbles…

As I’m sure my parents, and probably a few others, would agree, having little children in the school holidays can be a bit stressful. If you then multiply the number of kids with too much time on their hands by about 24, you get the holidays at the orphanage. The teachers at the orphanage are...

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Then and now

It’s amazing how fast time flies at the orphanage… sometimes, history repeats itself, and some things never change! Frankie 2010 Frankie 2012  Frankie’s cheeks are still for the ages! Me holding Pray and Simoni 2010 Me holding Pray and Simoni 2012 I still adore this funny little pair, who couldn’t be more different from each...

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Happy Birthday to Three Amazing Kids!

I’m literally JUST back from the US, where I had a lovely but all too brief sojourn visiting family and friends… and I’m still jet-lagged out of my mind, sadly, so this post will be short and sweet – in honor of three ridiculously fantastic kids and their birthdays. Happy third birthday (on the 22nd)...

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Light Up the Night

Cantate with Ester Valentine’s day is not a carefree day at Nkoaranga orphanage. Just three years ago, an electrical short caused the orphanage baby room to catch fire, and seriously burned two children. It might have been much worse except for the heroism of Cantate, one of the orphanage mamas and one of the two kindergarten...

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Defining Family

Loveness cuddling Gracie As someone with an obvious vested interest in African orphanages, I’ve been following the situation in Rwanda with fascination. Essentially, the government is in the first stages of implementing a closure of all the country’s orphanages, with the children being returned to extended family or placed into foster homes. One of the...

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Beautiful Girls

Because Farajah IS beautiful There’s been some interesting rumbling on the internets about an article on Huffington Post that brought up the idea of staying away from calling little girls pretty or beautiful, in favor of focusing on their internal qualities – their brains, their hearts. A lot of the dialogue has centered on the...