While travelling around, I mentioned to my driver of 11yrs, that i feel to need to find some other places that might need some help. I was lucky that morning to meet a young lady who had heard about me and my little RED expeditions (i guess word gets around) she pointed me in the direction of an all girl orphanage and sort of development centre for abandon girls or girls who's parents are in jail or missing.
its a very nice place and well maintained, a step about the other places i usually assist because this particular place has a German association helping them with their accommodation and school supplies, they have a small but useful computer training room (with little to no internet access) as well as basic art classes and martial arts.. but the fact remains.. in order to have a proper education the girls need a person to help. There are only 50 girls in this orphanage because they cannot accept anyone else due to lack of funding... it was a very interesting find and a bit different than what i'm used to dealing with.
|RED patiently waits as i run around exchanging currencies, look for our boarding gate, while making new traveling friends|
|I could not stay very long this trip, as I was only in town for less than 24hrs and had to make every minute count.. the kids understood this and helped me execute my less than perfect plans.. lol|
|There are no malls, or big western style shopping centres, just small family run operations that get most of their supplies from bordering china. I'm always surprised on how well stocked some of these less assuming places actually are.|
|About an hour later and lots of negotiations, we have 3 full bags and shoes for over 50 kids.. PERFECT|
|Of course I always top up their basic food supplies between regular visits and today is no different. its never tedious work, its always fun and done with plenty of smiles and good laughs.|
|we managed 200kg of Rice, 100kg of sugar, 100kg of dried stores, onions, tomatoes and other vegetables as well as some confectionary items for the girls.. packed in a little truck and ready to go ;-)|
|Then it was time to hit the school to catch up on the school fees for the kids.. I took care of most of the other kids earlier in the year, but this time it was for 9 of the older kids High school fees.|
|Of course I never travel alone during these events, every one likes to come along and enjoy the fun. today it was boys day out it seems .. lol|
|The girls are all extremely well mannered and disciplined, but at the same time they all seem very happy. In the photo you see one of the girls bedrooms and how they are kept neat and clean in military barack precision .. lol|