A new coat of paint, clever pictures, toys, puzzles and games turned GTLI’s Learn and Play Center into a magnet for community children AND our most regular little community participant is female – Gardo!
Abeba is Team Leader of GTLI’s Orphan and Vulnerable Children program. She’s amazing – organized, competent and leads with a gentle loving hand. The local government informed us last week that 3-4 more orphans will soon be arriving at our camp, bringing the total to ten.
As of April 1, 2013, we are serving one meal plus snack to all community children who participate in the Learn/Play program in addition to the orphans. We want all hungry children to receive at least one meal per day.
The GTLI Learn and Play Center has become “the place to play” for Hamar children. Our wonderful Aussie volunteer, Margaret Mueller, took time from mentoring Hamar women beaders to decorate the playroom.
Duluth MN Rotarians, Bill Himango and Crystal Taylor, came to the field bearing gifts for the children. The kids are besides themselves with joy.
In six short months, the OVC (Orphans and Vulnerable Children) project has expanded from caring for four children to supporting ten orphans and teaching 16 children daily. This project is solely supported by individual donations. Please donate and join our family.