Tuesday, May 27, 2014
We are at the airport and headed to Zambia. The last night panic was our 2 trunks which were filled to overflowing and the lids wouldn't shut. Problem solved! I took clothes out of my suitcase and substituted books. The kids absolutely won't care I'm wearing the same 3 outfits! One fun item we are taking is an envelope full of light-weight books, beads, and knitting needles from Joyce Russell, one of our ardent supporters. Here's the really fun part --she included a picture of herself when she was in grade school. The kids will love it!
Monday, May 12, 2014
|Chipulukusu School Board meeting|
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Who said you can't reverse the aging process?? We can now zip decades off of someone and let them start all over again. Right?? Okay, maybe not totally, but here's a sweet way to try. Please meet Sherri Kirkpatrick holding baby Sherri Kirkpatrick. Isn't she (the baby, of course) a little sweetheart? She lives in Zamtan, Zambia with her proud mother, Jane Siame, who is one of our Kafwa. I'm not sure the world is ready for two Sherri Kirkpatricks but they for sure get better with each duplication!
Baby Sherri reminds us one more time of the critical need to build programs that help babies, girls, and young women grow up in a healthy enabling environment. We want to provide a supportive network so this baby has every possible chance in life. Too often we fail little girls and they end up never reaching their potential. We hope to start building classrooms in Baby Sherri's community next month so the school will be ready and waiting when she's old enough to start in a few years.
Monday, May 5, 2014
Water at last! A District Rotary Club on the East Coast notified us the Zamtan School is one of the awardees for a borehole (well) in a group grant proposal. This is super good news! We still do not know when the well will be drilled but at least it's in the pipeline (no pun intended!). Water is currently so far from the school that it is not feasible for the Kafwa volunteers to carry enough water everyday to cook and wash dishes for 125 kids. When the well is in, hot lunches will be provided every day. Truly good news!!
Thursday, May 1, 2014
|Josephine (middle) explaining program|