The team has spent the whole day interviewing today. Lots of smiling and listening and caring. 10am to 6pm non stop.
The high point is agreeing to take a new child onto the sponsorship scheme. It is lovely seeing the look on the parents faces. They are thrilled for the help their children are getting.
Education and the other practical help is so important but so are the little things. Most children don’t have any toys. They find things (bits of rubbish) lying around and then use their imagination. It is amazing how much they can enjoy a few bottle tops.
I was struck today at how wonderful this experience is if you already sponsor a child and sad that so few sponsors had come on this trip and met the child they sponsor. If you would like to come next June do get in touch and we’ll send you the forms. The trips here only take a week so it really is possible for you to fit it in.
One disturbing experience was having a conversation about a child a Watu wa Maana who longs to go on a school trip. I was told it was just far too expensive. It took a while before I had the presence of mind to ask how much? Just £10. From a UK perspective so little…. and it could do so much. So I solved it.
This happens again and again. Even a little does so much. It really goes a long way!