The kids’ were so excited to work in the dairy doing cleaning, milking and feeding the cows. Most of them now know how to milk cows and they enjoy doing it so much. They love helping their parents to milk the cows and feed the animals. They also helped at the kitchen department to plant kales, cabbages and carrots. Most children were also busy harvesting their crops from their small gardens and planting more crops.
The grade 4 to 8 children were home for two weeks then they went back to school for two weeks holiday coaching.
Our children enjoyed the Easter Holiday by remembering the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They had Inter-family competitions to mark the holiday. They played soccer and volleyball. The inter-family competitions makes the children united and close to each other as brothers and sisters.
Those children celebrating their birthdays in April had a wonderful birthday celebration. A cake was baked for them to celebrate their birthdays and the day was a success. The kids’ appreciate the fact that they are growing and most of them have been assigned counselors to counsel them especially now that they are in adolescent ages.
Our intern Jeff Bates who had been training the children every morning on athletics organized a “Watoto Marathon 2009” for our children. The children were very excited about the event. There was a 10 Km and 4 Km races. There were other sporting activities too like volleyball and soccer. The winners were awarded with certificates and presents like pens, notebooks and watches. One of local Radio and TV station took videos of the event and the children were so happy to see themselves on TV.
During the last week of April, the children attended AWANA (Approved Workmen are not Ashamed) ministry which was organized for them by their Sunday school teachers. They learnt new songs, memory verses, bible stories and played games. It was a good way to end the April vacation as they got prepared to go back to school on May 5th.