Wednesday, 13 July 2011
Bush Buck Ridge...Orphaned & Vulnerable Children Wed 13 July
Hands at Work aim to work with the most needy people... those who are not receiving help from anyone else. When Simon, the key worker for the area, came to tell us last night about the situation of many of the children we were amazed and saddened and a the same time aware that we might be able to bring a little tiny bit of hope to some of these communities... simply by going there we are telling them that they are not forgotten.
I'll let the young people tell you how it went today...
Hi all it's Lizz; I didn't do any home visits today but made the sandwiches for the kids, and then walked into the building where they were sitting quietly waiting in rows for something to happen. I tried to communicate with kids that didn't speak much or any English, chatting a bit to the older girls and then games began as the rest of the team arrived. At the very end I was sitting with three girls around me as we closed in a prayer that prayed safety for them tonight, and I began to cry as I realised they'd been so happy playing with us but we had no idea what kind of home they were returning to and how vulnerable they actually are.
Hello its leah. Today there was two things that we participated in - homebase care and a school sports day but because it rained abit we came up with idea's inside the school hall. The children in the homes that we visited came to the school hall and they recieved a peanutbutter and jam sandwich, a orange and a drink of water. The girls and boys recognised me straight away and we started speaking (there english wasn't as developed as Senza Kugley but good enough to interpret) they braided my hair and found It halarious - all the children are so happy concidering what they've got. When we went all the children hugged us and then it hit me what they were going back to. missing home alot love you all :)