Back to School–September 2017

1       Distribution of Goods

Last month we had the visit of representatives from the Rizwan Adatia Foundation. In partnership with the SOFIA company, they have been helping us for years with notebooks for the whole school year, but this is the first time they came in person to see the project. They brought with them not only 12 cartons of notebooks and 1 carton of pens, but also biscuits and juice for the kids, and bars of Dettol soap which they distributed to the few kids who happened to be there during the holidays. They also gave them a little class on hygiene and the importance of frequent washing of hands.

Visit of Rizwan Adatia Foundation to Kikimi

Visit of Rizwan Adatia Foundation to Kikimi

Boxes of notebooks, pens, biscuits and juice donated by SOFIA/Rizwan Adatia Foundation

Boxes of notebooks, pens, biscuits and juice donated by SOFIA/Rizwan Adatia Foundation

Dettol soaps donated by SOFIA/Adatia Foundation

Dettol soaps donated by SOFIA/Adatia Foundation

Hygiene class given to the kids by SOFIA/Adatia Foundation

Hygiene class given to the kids by SOFIA/Adatia Foundation

 

Other monthly donations of food continue to be a blessing, as even during the school holidays, the orphans came to the center for meals. We are deeply touched by the generosity of these special friends who go out of their way to give food to the children.

Juice given by Mr. Mahesh from Mafricom

Juice given by Mr. Mahesh from Mafricom

Rice donated by SOKIN and meat by Congo Foods

Rice donated by SOKIN and meat by Congo Foods

Rice given by Mr. Mahesh and meat by Congo Foods

Rice given by Mr. Mahesh and meat by Mr. Abdul

 

2       Back to School

Needless to say, the kids were overjoyed to receive pens and notebooks on their first day of school. All the orphans received new uniforms which our tailoring class had stitched. These uniforms can also be purchased by the parents, which helps the women earn a living.

Distribution of notebooks and pens given by SOFIA and Adatia Foundation

Distribution of notebooks and pens given by SOFIA and Adatia Foundation

Thankful students on the first day of school

Thankful students on the first day of school

New uniforms manufactured by our tailoring class

New uniforms manufactured by our tailoring class

Uniforms and supplies given to the orphaned children attending our school

Uniforms and supplies given to the orphaned children attending our school

 

3       Post-Natal Care

Women come regularly for post-natal check-up of their babies.

Rendez vous de cinq bébé nés recement dans notre centre pour la pesée (2)

This young mother just had her first baby in our maternity

This young mother just had her first baby in our maternity


4       Construction

The building of five toilet stalls for the secondary school has well begun, and construction of the two sewage systems for the school and for the medical center have now been completed. A base to receive 2 more water cisterns has also been built. These cisterns will collect rain water from the roof of the secondary school and will give water to the toilets.

Building of the toilets in progress

Building of the toilets in progress

Construction of sewage system

Construction of sewage system

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Water cisterns for secondary school toilets

Water cisterns for secondary school toilets

 

5       Maintenance

The painters repainted all the classrooms on time for the new school year.

Freshly painted classroom

Freshly painted classroom

6       Forum in Vannes

The city of Vannes held a forum where all the associations could present their work and activities. We were happy to participate again this year. It’s always very inspiring to see how many people are giving of their time and resources to help make this world a better place in a great variety of fields, from sports to health care to cultural events or international aid like ourselves. This forum helped us meet many people who showed interest in what we do in Congo and may lead to further participation. https://t.co/5SFbMX2BNa
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Forum in Vannes with faithful Mylene

Forum in Vannes with faithful Mylene

A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside. — Denis Waitley

 

 

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