End of year approaches
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.
Our school continues to strive, our children take pride in their lessons and their classrooms and now can’t wait until we open the library which is only a week away. The books are now going on to the shelves, which have been kindly donated by volunteers from around the world. We have painted the cement floor but covered them in second hand rugs from the markets which adds even more color and interest.
Our Op Shop at the Woolstores, Fremantle, W. Aust. has been selling donated second hand clothes which funded the build a wonderful addition to our school. Those who have donated their pre-loved items, and those who have purchased we cannot can not thank you enough. We have volunteers working in our shop 7 days a week, making it all the more possible to be able to give such an amazing library to those whose lives were void of reading books, books to be enjoyed in an area away from the suffering which they face every day.
Have you ever thought that you would like to give back a little? Volunteer or perhaps even become part of Nakuru Hope Inc.
If so I would love to hear from you. I never thought that I could have achieved what has been achieved, without a dream to make it happen, perhaps yours is the same.