The Quarterly report is prepared by Monika and is the latest news on the running of the Homes.
“It has been a busy quarter and we’re happy to report the steady progress of the children. Educational and health needs continue to be immediate priorities as we continue to focus and assess their individual and overall needs. We’re blessed to have the support of volunteers as well as the generosity of donors when the children benefit from creative and uplifting extramural activities.”
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We received an exciting visit from Jose, the father of 2 entrepreneurial young boys, Brandon and Sebastian (9 and 11 years old) who started a business in the USA, designing funky socks. Our kids were thrilled with these colourful socks and filled with exuberance in showing them off. Thanks to these wonderful boys whose generosity is spread to multiple NGOs who are helping children in need.
We enjoyed a delightful evening at the Waldorf School celebrating the Festival of Light. The learners from all the classes had crafted different designs of lanterns. The children walked across the playing field in front of the school to a circular path, carrying their lighted lanterns.
Class 7 received torches which were lighted one after the other while they recited a poem and then stepped forward together to lite the bonfire.
We proudly watched our little girl gazing with amazement at the flames.
After the spectacle, we (parents and children) went to their respective class rooms and shared soup and bread, which we had brought along. Joyce had loaned her ‘Wonderbag’ (cooking cushion) which retained the heat of the soup as if it had just been cooked.
It was an evening filled with community spirit and friendships.
The children went and revisited their friends at Equinox during school holidays. We are very grateful to Fiona who has helped our children in the past with this holistic therapy involving horses. Their influence with the children is a boost for their self esteem.
There was much excitement today as the children received the beautifully packaged shoebox gifts. Many thanks to the members of the Jackass book club who so generously donated the thoughtfully selected presents. The children’s delight as they delve into the boxes shows up in the pictures.