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!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Amunweek 2017, 2: Playing and learning...

It is so great to see how "old friends" find each other again! Some of them see their friends only during the Amun week, or sometimes in the clinic, where they go for their ARV medicines. The children come from different districts and villages. 
The first teaching was given by Dominique and it all went about honesty. She was translated into Areso  by Francis.
 The second teaching was done by Emmanuel and Jane. And they talked about the Family. How to honor your parents, or your care takers. Most of the children are orphans and are living with relatives.  In the afternoon they talked into age groups deeper about the teachings. Very practical problems were discussed and still we pointed back to our theme: If you know others, also your relatives, even  when you are not always fairly treated by them.
And then we are going to play together!! There are organized games, football or people just sit and chat  together....

Musical chairs.... the children love it...and also the staff is joining in. the right picture shows who are the winners, Erne and Simon share the first place!!
What I really like is that everybody plays with everybody! Boys and girls are playing football together, Older and younger children playing together and there is a lot of noise and laughter. 
 In the tent were Cathy and Ruth busy to clear the chairs. And at the end they climbed on the top and were enjoying their rest on "the throne".
At the right you can see one of the girls, Irene, taking a nap on the ground (while the others are playing and making noise). Irene came sick to the Amun week and she is getting treatment. But sometimes she is tired and then she lays down to rest. This is normal, nobody finds it strange, if you are really tired, you can lay down. This year there were not so many sick children. We took several for malaria testing, but only a few were sick. 

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