It has been a bit quiet after my last blog. The children are doing well, we don't have very sick children at the moment. Yes there is almost always one or two with malaria, but that is part of the African life, also the staff is part of that life!! It doesn't mean that we were not busy... On Friday we got 30 visitors from Holland in Amecet. There is an Evangelic Broadcast company in Holland which has a special organisation within, who raises funds for developing projects. This organisation, Metterdaad, is celebrating their anniversary and organised a tour for their members to visit several projects. That is how they came to us.
They came with two busses and we first had a meeting in our living room, where I told them how we began and what we are doing, we saw a film about the work and then they divided into two groups, one group went with Simon and Elias to the village, to visit some families who had benefitted from the funds we received through Metterdaad, the second group went with Bernard and me to the Hospital and saw the new HIV clinic, the feeding centre and we gave soap in the childrens ward. In the afternoon we had lunch in Amecet and then the groups swabbed. It was a long and busy day, but I think a very good day. Because of the 3 Dutch volunteers, Bernard and Joke and me, we could talk with many Dutch people.
Then yesterday, Sunday, we celebrated the wedding anniversary from Joke and Bernard, two very good Dutch friends, who are coming every year to help, support and advice us. They are also our contact people who talk in Holland with the Dutch volunteers, who want to come and work with us for some time!
And in the afternoon we received a small team of three people, again from the organisation Metterdaad. They were coming to film, Metterdaad has a new Ambassador for their organisation and they were visiting some projects with her to film and to use that to introduce her to the public on the Dutch TV. It is a Dutch singer, Pearl Josefzoon is her name, in the evening she sang a song for us. That was really special, Helen and Sarah are now fans from her, especially that she is dark, like them.
Today we are going to fim in Amecet with her and we are going to the village to visit a family.