I wish I knew how to express how incredible the work is that the young adults are doing with their partner organizations. They are truly going out into their communities and engaging them in the work to fight child poverty. I am blown away by them and I just met them so I cannot wait to get to know them all better.
Today I overcame my fear of getting in a matatu, which is the public transportation. It is an adventure to say the least, but it is completely doable. I went to visit Huband Orphanage. Huband is one of the organizations that BTCKE is working with this year. I met with Irene. She is the manager and does a fantastic job. She works incredibly hard. There are 32 children living at Huband. They are all either orphaned, vulnerable (meaning their parents have HIV/AIDS), or from the streets. There are 20 boys and 12 girls right now. Luckily they were still on holiday so I got to meet most of them today or at least see them. When I got there they were dancing and don't you worry I captured a short video clip that I will include along with a few pictures of the home.
I will be visiting the rest of the organizations during this week as well. Expect an update from each visit in the next couple of weeks.