This week I brought the last two children to school, Vicky and Kevin, they were going to secondary school. they have both been living in Amecet, then in Amun (our second house) and now they are back with their relatives. We are helping them with their school fees and they are going to boarding school. From our Amecet/Amun children are now 8 children in secondary school. We feel to keep helping them, because otherwise this would have not possible for them. Last year Mary really struggled in her first year boarding school, but now she went with much more confident to her second year. She is also very happy that Kevin and Vicky are joining her in the same boarding school. The other five are doing well, Issa and Francis were very happy that they could go back to school, it was a bit hard for them at home during the holidays. We have good contacts with them and they know that, when there are problems, they can always come.
On this picture I brought Kevin and Vicky to school, we got them a mattress, a metal box with locks, and many other things. They were excited. They are not allowed to wear normal clothes, they always wear a uniform, they have a special uniforms for free time. On their list was not written that they need blue T-shirts, so I had to go back to town to get those and bring it to them. Then they told me that they didn't bring their towels, so I had to go again, to buy them towels. The are not allowed to go off the school compound. But Saturday I was allowed to pick Mary, Kevin and Vicky to bring them to a youth meeting in the HIV clinic. We used that time also to get Kevin a new black skirt, the school teacher told us that her skirt was to short! It was nice to see the three girls adjusting well and they are happy in their school. The meetings in the HIV clinic are new, they are really targeting the youth, to create more openness about their HIV status and discussing the difficulties that they are facing. I am very happy with this development