Since last Tuesday was a public holiday we went to Lulwanda Children's Home to visit. Lulwanda is probably the best run orphanage around. They have 109 children that live on campus. They also have an excellent school that opens it doors to other community children.
We spent the morning just playing with the kids.
|playing with felt characters|
The children are taught a lot of manual labor jobs because they will need these skills when they leave.
Benaiah was completely overwhelmed. Everytime we looked up we heard children yelling, "Benaiah! Benaiah!" and we would see him ducking and pushing his way through a group of kids. It was quite funny. :)
Talitha was also the center of much attention. These kids have hardly ever seen Mzungu kids and so they are quite taken with the little ones.
Chapatis are our favorite quick food here. They are yummy, yummy. :)
Towards the end of our morning the Luwanda kids did a music presentation for us. After they were done singing, Uncle Jered (who introduced himself as "bushman" to us :) had our kids get up and learn a new song.
After he taught them the words, he had them line up like this and then he started the music.
When the music started the little kids suddenly ran out and underneath the bridge and then they all started dancing.
This is a video of a couple of their songs and the last one with our kids. Sadly my battery ran out so I missed most of it, but it was super fun.