Saturday, 27 July 2013

New Kids!

Last week we got a call from a catholic sister who told us about 4 boys that needed to be rescued. The mother was admitted to hospital due to insanity and also shoed violent behaviour against the children and their grandmother who tried supporting them. She broke the grandmother’s arm and one child had head wounds. The mother will not be able to care for the children in the future, neither will their father. In cooperation with the social worker and Children’s Department we agreed to admit them.

The first days they were shy and refused to eat and shower. The smallest was afraid of the shower but his age mates could finally convince him it is fun. And the next days they started eating as if there were no tomorrow :-) The visit at the hospital for a thorough check-up and blood test was a special experience. Luckily the tests are all negative and the children are healthy.
Now we will give them time to get used to the new environment until begin of September. Then two of them will start going to school. The others are still too young.

We also need to create more space in the home. Our carpenter from Diani Children’s Village came and we ordered two more bunk beds. We are now caring for 14 boys and 7 girls. That means from now on only girls can be admitted at AMADEUS.

We are grateful to have them and happily watching how they are changing and becoming more open and curious every day. We will keep you updated!

Football Field

During the last football games we realized that our sand was blown away during the last years and that it was not fun anymore to run and play on the field.

Mike ordered two lorries of sand and the caretakers spread the material together with our big boys today. The kids had fun and loved using the wheel barrow and now we can invite the children from the village and other homes again for games!


Thursday, 18 July 2013

Seat Repair

Our reed-seats are already three years old. Because of the kids and the dog (he likes resting there during night and rain and we gave up chasing him) they were used heavily and needed some urgent repair.

We wanted to show you how they transported them for welding. One Tuk Tuk with 3 chairs and 4 sofas :-)