Tuesday, August 04, 2009
ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " C "
Hi everyone. I'm back from a Kenya trip full of memories. Today is ABC Wednesday and the letter is " C ".
" C " is for the Maasai Children at the Compassion International project in Kimera, Kenya.
We were very fortunate to visit this site which has been in existance for only one year.
One Year ago the Maasai and the Kickuyu tribes were in a violent war with many families killed and their homes ravaged.
Through Compassion International sponsorship many displaced families have been fed and the children given a chance to go to school again. One of the most exciting things has been the two warring tribes now peacefully attending this school together.
These beautiful Maasai girls sang and danced for us. Caring teachers and volunteer social workers are going into the homes of sponsored children and helping to relieve some desparate situations. Most of the homes have single mothers trying to make ends meet in a heavily decimated area caused by drought, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and war. It was heart-wrenching visiting some of the homes with the social workers. The extreme poverty is hard to fathom. The school and its feeding program brings brings hope to a seemingly hopeless situation.
Please enlarge the picture to see the beautiful traditional dress and the precious faces of each child.