Every week we go with some of our staff to the Prison. There are several women in Prison with small children,. We visit them and bring them some porridge flour, sugar and soap. Sometimes we bring some toys, or biscuits or bananas for them as an extra. At the moment, there are seven children staying with their mother in Prison, some are even born there, while there mother was in prison. They have never lived outside the walls of the prison. Some years ago, we were able to build a small playground for them and it is so nice to see them play on the swing or slide down on the slide...
Some time ago one of the mothers asked us if her daughter could go to our nursery school, she had seen the school bus picking up some children of the prison wardens and wondered if this could happen to her daughter. We agreed and the little girl is doing well in school, she is in baby class. It was another world for her, but she loves it and she brings back the songs and stories from school to the prison. Last week the prison authorities asked if there would be a possibility if more children could join her. At the moment there are 6 children from around three years, living in prison with their mother.. It would be so good for them, seeing that the world is so much bigger than the wall of the prison. Simon and I decided to go for it and we talked with the Head Mistress of the nursery school, and....they are welcome to join.... I looked in our basket with school uniforms and I found for the girls some uniforms. we have to get new ones for the boys. We are looking for some shoes, but we had still some small schoolbags in the storage, we bought some pencils and notebooks and see here the new pupils of Harmony Nursery school!!
They were so proud of their bags, I am sure some will sleep with them, tonight!!!! The school bus will pick them tomorrow morning and brings them back around noon!
We also brought a basin for every child, and some skin lotion. We brought some flasks for the mothers to keep the porridge warm.
If anyone wants to help us, paying the school fees for them, please let us know, you can contact us via our email: firstname.lastname@example.org