Celebratory days of the New Year cleaned up and almost forgotten, as are many new year's resolutions no doubt!
My new year is always welcomed as we begin each January with a further 35 children to begin their education a time of discovery for them and for myself. I find that as the school grows so must the energy to continue to find those whose caring goes deeper than well wishes, but to actually help by making a plan to volunteer or to donate.
I look at photographs of family and friends and see the brightly coloured wrapped presents under an overly decorated tree and in its place I see food on plates, water in large yellow containers, queues waiting to see a doctor or a new baby born behind the closed doors of a darkened filthy room. Christmas and New Year is always a time of awakening that another year has passed and we remain strong in spirit and continue to do our work in times of economic adversity.