May 25, 2008
Hello hello hello from Swaziland, Africa!
So much has been going on these past 3 weeks that I've wanted to share, but have been without Internet access.
Now that we are in Africa our teams have split off into different parts of Southern Africa.Our first month lead us to Nosoko, Swaziland where we have been working with an organization called G42 (Generation 42). (Click on the link if you would like more info about the organization).
Swaziland is one of the most affected countries in Africa dealing with HIV/AIDS. 600,000 children have been orphaned, and 16,000 adults and children died from AIDS in 2006 alone.In order to help the next generation of Swazi's our contact in Nosoko has established 6 care points in this region of Swaziland where each day orphans come get fed and have a small school session where they learn basic Saswati and English.
Part of our ministry this month was that our team, (Japan aka Kaleo) started a database of all the kids at each of the care points.Our team would take photos of the kids and then take down their information about family background, their favorite subject at school etc etc.This is going to be used for people who would like to sponsor these children in the United States and else where so they can get proper education and food since many of them are without immediate family.
You always hear about what other organizations are doing like Compassion where you donate money each month for a child in Africa or another 3rd world country. It's awesome to actually see and meet the children who are going to be sponsored by people back in the states!
I really enjoyed this time with the kids because we had plenty of time to just play and love the kids each day.
Here are some photos:
(the team walking to the care point)
(she wasn't too happy... later she fell asleep in my arms)
Oh and in a couple days I will have some video!!!Stay tuned.....p.s. some of my talented teammates took these photos.
Posted by jennifer at May 25, 2008 7:12 AM
how does it feel to beback in swaziland?
Posted by: george at May 26, 2008 1:22 AM
pretty awesome! i love it. i'm doing some filming too for the doc i worked on back in 04... follow up stuff. it's great!
Posted by: jen at May 26, 2008 2:09 AM