Friday was the graduation from Elias, he works with us as a social worker and he is also a good friend of the children and us, the staff. It was a big ceremony, there were 1500 students who graduated. Every student could only bring 2 visitors, so we couldn't go in person to cheer Elias, because his uncle and aunt went with him. It is a big achievement for him, we are all happy with him. Well done Elias, you deserve it!!!!
This is Steven and he went home yesterday, to his father. We have a long story with Steven. He came in Amecet on April 12, brought by his father, who said that he was his uncle, you can read that in the blog of April 12. For quite a while we thought that Steven was blind and deaf, we even took him to Kampala to be examined. You can read that in the blogs of May 21 and June 26. We observed him for a while and then we discovered that he could see us, he started to react on us and followed us. We were very happy, recently we have the feeling that he can hears us as well. I do believe that there is a hearing problem, but when it is quiet (which is not very often in Amecet) he does react sometimes on sounds. Steven has been gaining from 3 kg in April up to 8.3 kg now. He eats very well, also porridge and soft food, so we felt he can make it at home, we hope in time the hearing might improve. There is also a deaf school near where he lives, so they can always go there for help. The sister of the father is coming to live in his home to care for him, so Steven left for the village and we are happy with the way he left, he is a beautiful little boy and we pray that the family will open their hearts to him.