The children were excited to visit with the head of Develop Africa, Sylvester Renner in July.
The Dream Home children were thrilled to go to summer camp and had a wonderful time.
The children have been motivated by other kids at the camp that were speaking English and they too want to speak good English. They were also inspired to take their academic work seriously.
The Dream Home kids want to extend their profound gratitude to Develop Africa for making the camp a possibility.
A series of tweets from the author JK Rowling as well as a number of thoughtful pieces regarding “voluntourism” have been making the rounds on social media as of late (August 2016).
We are here to let you know that The Dream Home has never accepted or do we plan on accepting short-term volunteers without a particular skill that would substantially augment the children’s lives in some way.
The Dream Home children range from 2-17 years old and we had no medical records for any of them or any idea what immunizations they had or what they needed.
Thanks to your contributions we have been able to start providing the needed immunizations. We have created medical records for each of the 22 children that live in the Dream Home. Having documented accurate medical records will help these children to grow up healthy and strong.
Your support helped cover some of the costs of tests, doctor fees, travel to appointments and recommended medications.
On June 16, 2016, the kids were excitedly dressed in their African attire donated to them by workers and volunteers of Dream Home. The kids went to school in the morning to attend their school's Day of the African Child celebration. They were there till late afternoon.
When they came back they enjoyed a treat with drinks and food provided by visiting Pastor Faith. There was music and dancing to make the day special for the kids.
Special thanks to the Dream Home workers, volunteers and Pastor Faith.
April was a month full of birthday celebrations and a birthday party for Geraldine, Dorcas & Aaron. Geraldine's birthday was April 25th, Dorcas's birthday was April 18th and Aaron's was on April 12th. All of the Dream Home children enjoyed celebrating the birthdays.
One of the favorite breakfast meals at the Dream Home is bread with a delicious mix of sardines and spaghetti. The kids wash this down with a hot cup of Lipton (or similar) tea.
The kids receive an extra loaf of bread - which they take to school to eat during lunch time.
Your support is enabling us to provide breakfast and other meals for the Dream Home kids - and we are deeply grateful for your kind assistance. Together we are providing this essential support - daily food.
A celebration was held to celebrate the Dream Home being open for one year. It was a time to thank God, good neighbors, donors and workers for a year of dreaming again. Pastors blessed the Dream Home's first year. The kids showed their appreciation to donors. The Community Ward Counselor was also in attendance. Food and drinks were shared and the kids danced, performed a skit and there were presentation from Geraldine. The celebration was enjoyed by all in attendance.
Every year the Vickrays Community Primary School organizes a field trip as part of their school program. This is done with the notion that “All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy.” This activity usually takes place after the second term examination each school year.
February brought visitors and gifts to the Dream Home children. They each received a shoe box from SENT Ministry. In those boxes were bathing soap, tooth brushes and paste and other items.
Visitors included Aunty Ellen, Cecelia, Pastor Faith and Abdul, who challenged the children on the importance of education as the only sure means to succeed in life. The children received gifts like six half-bags of rice, crayons and other items from these visitors.