It was a colorful scene in the Michiru Mountains. The whole village ran out and gathered at Namitalala primary school. Flags and balloons were not the only things that added color to the arid environment. Children in their green school uniform and brightly colored mouth masks were anxiously waiting for the ‘cars from the city’. A rarity in this area, some 19 km. beyond Chileka Airport and where a bicycle is the most luxurious means of transport.
Government officials and Stéphanos personnel were received with song. It was a special day for the community as this was the first time that an organization in this ‘backward’ area introduced an orphan care program!
The presence of the International Director J van der Ham and Executive Director C. Kuyokwa was particularly appreciated and the children of Namitalala already have a place in our hearts.