Friday, 3 September 2010

I can't think of good titles

Hello. So it seems I'm stupidly behind with this blog business and have resorted to writing about random things rather than events as such...never mind. I'm just going to write about what's happening now. It's the ultimate day of the penultimate week of project and I can't believe it's almost over. We haven't had school this week so we've been gallivanting about visiting other people's placements willy nilly... We aren't really supposed to but MEH! On Monday we did some home visits, so driving for hours across beautiful landscapes to visit various boys. We did 2 days of visits last week also. Each one has been so different and interesting. On Monday we visited Felix, who was abandoned by his mother when he was I think 5 and lived with some uncles who mistreated him and so he went to the streets for 8 years. He was reunited with his mother and to his surprise 3 sisters a few months ago and its too good to be true for them all. The family was sooooo nice and funny and we think felix will go back permanently in December. They wanted to slaughter a chicken but as we needed to go they just gave us one, along with some nuts (we had quite a collection that day- nuts, chickens, bananas, pumpkins) .Ismael gets tired after driving so long so I tended to end up driving for the sake of our lives!! (over-dramatic but i have to justify it somehow...he asks me to drive so i say ok is the long and short of it)

On Tuesday we visited the Children's Remand home with Alfred to visit a boy who they are taking back to his family. He wasn't there so we just chatted to Lucy and Maxi. In the afternoon we went to Ebenezer Rescue and Rehabilitation Centre to do an evaluation on Becca and Sammi who work there. The boys there were amazing- so polite, charming and friendly. The kingdom kids boys are just raucous...if they have to pray they are like "bless the food God amen" but the boys at ebenezer were like "shall we pray before our meeting" clearly theyve been well trained and ishmael is too lax!! On Wednesdays we've been going to Agape Outreach- a place where street boys can come and play and then have lunch and needy boys can see the nurse or counselors..its totally awesome there and we know quite a few of the boys and see them on the streets on the weekends. In the afternoon we went to HOVIC- a street boy drop in centre where Will and Johnson work. It was pretty cool. The rest of the day was spend walking about with about 10 of the boys..I should probably get some better shoes - i bought some evil flip flops that hurt my feet..

We went to our housemothers house again on wednesday but i havent even written about the first time we went there ... So now the boys are FINALLY almost all back so last night we had a proper noisy meal and today will be spent with them pottering about and perhaps doing something productive.

I dithered for a few weeks about whether to go on safari and in the end decided i was stupid not to as it was a reasonable price and masaai mara is one of the best places in the tomorrow ill be getting up super early with Rachel and we'll go with 8 of us from the group. I hope it's good and I dont just get annoyed by all the mzungus.... i like being the only white one (with rachel and glori obviously)..we literally never see white people apart from in town maybe one or two and that's quite unsettling- i just feel like 'who are they and why are they here!!??'

Bye xxx

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