Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Yes, one of our boys got a little too close to a snake, and not a dead one! He didn't get bit, but rather the snake spit venom and it landed in his eye (don't ask me how). So Curtis and I rushed him to the clinic, they washed his eye out and but some medicine in...by the next morning he was fine, but just as a precaution we bought a special eye drop for him, he is completely fine now - but what a scare!
Pretty sure all the kids think he is a hero now!
Dennis, third grade (he is so cute, and was so brave!)
Sunday, September 20, 2009
To help the children here at Upeme gain leadership skills, and to give them an opportunity to impact their surrounding community in a positive way, I have put together what we are calling the Youth Leadership Council.
I have chosen one boy and one girl from grades 5, 6, and 7 to be a part of this Youth Leadership Council. I had them write a letter to convince me they are the best leader, and the most convincing letters were chosen. The goal will be to have them come up with their own ideas for a project to carry out that will help make the community and the world a better place.
We had our first meeting yesterday and they “leaders” chosen were very excited about having this opportunity. Here is a picture of them after we finished the meeting. From left to right: Memory (7th grade), Peter (6th grade), Nelson (5th grade), Simon (7th grade), Harriet (5th grade), Abigail (6th grade), and that’s me in the back.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Here are Joseph and Gibson (keep in mind the power was out :) )
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The kids are back from the break and everyone is gearing up for this term! So many of the girls came back with their hair done very nicely (extensions), and of course, wanted me to take pictures of them. They are all smiles and hugs - even though I know it will be exhausting with all the kids and my break is officially over, I am SO glad to have all the buzz and chatter and joy that these kids bring...here are some of the pictures.
this is Wendy, with her hair like this she reminds me of a cute little Cabbage-Patch doll.
Irene is in the back with the white shirt, in front of her is Rebecca, and next to Irene in the blue shirt is Natasha (she is a day student)
Friday, September 4, 2009
Wrapping up the fun from our break: Namakau (in the brown skirt)and Mary spending some time beading. It was really fun. I am planning to start and arts & crafts club next term so I am gathering supplies including beads. The girls saw the beads and of course wanted to each make something – so I let them. They had so much fun, and were so cute!
Then, as we were finishing Nelson came in to give us a present: a clay elephant he made! Nelson is amazingly crafty! In the past he has made clay trucks, melted metal scraps he finds and makes other stuff as well. I think he was so pleased that we like his elephant that we might have a whole zoo coming; he has since brought us a giraffe and horse. I don’t have pictures of them yet, but we have them all saved and proudly displayed. When he saw the girls beading he joined in also.