Sunday, September 7, 2008

Summer Program

Since I've been back in Sydney, things have continued to progress along very well at the Centre, thanks to Esther's brave directorship! The kids did special projects during their summer vacation including painting a mural and recording songs written by one of the staff. See photos. Also, we had our first batch of Grade 6 graduates! They had a celebration party and now 8 of them hope to continue onto to secondary school. One of the girls will do vocational training, perhaps beautician's school. Please contact me if you would like to help sponsor this group of graduates.

Another exciting development is that 6 of our oldest boys will undergo training to become soccer coaches with ISF, the ngo which arranges coaching and matches for underprivileged kids. If they are successful, they can earn good pocket money by coaching their own teams.