Every year we have volunteers who come to help us during December and January. This year we had nobody coming and we were a bit worried. Half of our team is free with Christmas and the other half will be free with New Year.
It is the big school holiday, so we asked if the girls from Amun would like to help out sometimes. Amun is our second house, where all our older children live. They go to school and it is our house where children go to when they can't go home after they are stable healthwise. The girls were very enthousiastic, yes, they wanted to start directtly!
We have made a rota and they are doing great!! I am so proud of them! The girls are all in the age of 13-16 and they can handle the babies like mothers!! They feed, bath and change the dirty diapers as if they have done it for years.
They cuddle them, play with them, I am sure that the babies are also enjoying them so much. They get a lot of extra attention.
This morning I had to go with five babies to the hospital for immunization. We went with two staff and three Amun girls. They did very well, holding the babies on the right way, under the observing eyes of at least 50 waiting mothers.