Visit Amani orphanage

On 13 September, after a 2 year absence due to the Corona pandemic, we were able to visit the children of Amani again and we were very happy to see that the orphanage was doing well. We were heartily welcomed by Mr. Gideon and his staff. 

Many of the children recognized us and even remembered our name.

Our story of children helping children continues as another child of one of Chantal’s colleagues decided to help Amani. A particular detail is that Leander is only seven years old which makes his contribution extra special.

Like all the children before him, he performed small but necessary tasks in and around the house. He helped feed the animals, cleaned tiles, assisted with cooking, worked in the garden planting seeds, and helped to remove wallpaper during a decor revamp project. He got paid for every task and was able to accumulate a nice sum to generously donate to the orphanage. The money was used to buy much needed food (16 bags of maize) for the children and helped foster the spirit of charity within him, showing him how rewarding it can be to put others before yourself. 

During our visit we were accompanied by Namunyak, her son Dani, and his niece Nossim. To celebrate their birthday, Dani and Nossim offered to share their birthday cake with the children of Amani. Dani is very creative so he made drawings which the children could color. The day was even more special as Namunyak organized some activities with the children of Amani to say thank you to Leander.

Children posing at Amani's mural with posters on their hands