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.
In 2015, Develop Africa (the parent organization of the Dream Home) was in the top 20% ranking of partners on GlobalGiving in 2015. We were an active, approved, top-ranked nonprofit in GlobalGiving's network in 2015.
Special thanks to all staff and partners who helped make this happen.
Regina is one of 22 Ebola orphans that reside in the Dream Home and she celebrated her 2nd birthday this past week. We are thankful that Regina is a part of the Dream Home family because she brings such joy to the Home. We wish her many more birthdays.
On Saturday the 9th of January the kids were blessed with a treat from Edwina and Yvette. This included a lunch treat at Francesca's in Brookfields and a trip to Family Kingdom (Lumley Beach). 22 children, the Matron Mariama and the Supervisor, Victor Freeman, their two children, two volunteers from Door of Hope and Joshua Sandy went on the trip.
The group rode in a yellow school bus – just like the one in the States. They had a wonderful time on the bus.
The Kids at the Dream Again Home are often graced by the visit of special guests. Included are photos photos from:
Christel lives in Canada and was touched to hear that the children in the Dream Home have lost their parents.
She made bracelets for them. The kids were delighted to receive them.