Amecet n'ainapakin (Shelter of Peace) is a ministry of Youth With A Mission (YWAM)in Soroti, Uganda. We are reaching out to HIV infected and affected children. We also are caring for new born babies, who lost their mother after the delivery. The third group of children we help, are children who need a safe place, they mostly come via the police. In this blog we want to share with you our stories, our pictures, our needs and blessings!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

School holiday and sandbox adventures

 YWAM Soroti has two schools, a nursery school and a primary school. Simon and I are also involved in those schools (Simon a bit more than me..). We successfully closed the second term. The nursery school has 3 classes, you can see the three lines (a bit) right is the baby class, then the middle class and at the left, the Top class. In total there are 125 children in the nursery school. In the Primary school are 205 children in 7 classes (P1-P7). This picture is taken in P2. P7 is a very important year, they get to do national exams, which are important for your further schooling. The results are even in the national paper and there are three divisions,
!,2 and 3, Division 1 is the highest and this year we got for the first time some children in Division 1 with the test exams! The teachers were very happy about that. Hopefully the children do so good again with the real exams in November.
In Amecet we have at the moment no children in the nursery school, but we have 10 children in the Primary school. They all got their report, some were better than others, but they have 4 weeks holiday in front of them!
It will be busy in Amecet, with all the children around, but the bigger children do help a lot and play also with the little ones. We got this week the good news that Eunice HIV test came back negative, so she is free from the HIV!! I did a first test with Esther (the baby who lost her twin sister) and that test came back positive, but there is still hope, this week I will take Esther to the hospital for the DNA/PCR test, that will give the real results. The first test shows the antibodies of the HIV, but with a small baby they can be the anti bodies of the mother. 
What is nicer than to play together in the sandbox and throw with sand to each other!! For sure not the shower we had to give them afterwards!!! Left is Charles, Catherine in the middle and at the right is Rafael.

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