For us at Gabriel’s the year is almost coming to an end, our children have all taken their exams and waiting now for their results a time also to prepare for their next year.
We will begin 2017 with a further 35 children, and begin Grade 6.
It is hard to believe that only three years ago we transferred from our rented school to our very own new school with 30 children now we are topping almost 300.
Some of our children are in boarding schools and surrounding public schools in grades 7 and 8 but are still part of our Gabriel’s family as we tend to their school fees, clothing and food.
We have two children, sponsored into University, and soon another 4 in high school.It still remains such a dream for so many of our children to be receiving an education and the older ones now can clearly see a future.
Our Orphanage is now complete with 50 children, those in boarding school will be home to us soon for their annual school holidays and it’s truly a joy to see them with all their brothers and sisters in the orphanage.
We are constantly buying shoes and clothes like all children they grow so fast, and the wear and tear of shoes in the playground is a shoemakers nightmare
Here in Nakuru there are many markets that we buy our clothes from, they are second hand but have years of wear still in them the same as shoes that we buy. It’s a fun day when we bring in clothes for our orphans, to them they are new clothes and shoes and there is always much excitement.
Hello all, Normally here in this space I would be giving you the news of the past month.. but at this time of year I am asking for your help. Our school will be breaking up for two weeks before Christmas, this is the only time that the school closes, of-course the Orphanage remains open. Our teachers work 50 weeks of the year, this is the only time that they are given a break.