Everyone in Kasisi knows that siblings Natasha and Simon have strength of character, determination and perseverance in pursuing their goals. But who would have thought it was to such an extent?
A few days ago, their grandmother came to pick them up. They were meant to spend a short holiday with her.
All excited, the day before during bedtime they were telling everyone around what was waiting for them. As soon as grandma arrived at Kasisi in the morning, the children said goodbye to everyone and rushed to see her…
Not an hour had passed when the familiar “Mamushiaaa! Mamushiaaa!” could be heard from the babies’ yard. Sister Mariola rushed out of the office and to her surprise she saw Natasha and Simon in front of her, grinning from ear to ear. When asked what they were doing there, they replied with joy in their voices: “We are back from holiday!”
It turned out that as soon as the bus set off, our 5-year-olds started demanding that the driver stop the bus because their beloved Kasisi had disappeared from their sight. When words didn’t work, the children started screaming, and by then everyone on the bus was asking the driver to stop. The helpless grandmother returned to Kasisi with the children.
You tell us, how could we not love our children? Although the sisters do their best to guide the children’s determination on the right path, this event shows what Kasisi means to children. A sanctuary where, thanks to the GOOD that you give them, they can be themselves – normal little rascals, well fed, sleeping in their beds, in the company of friends – simply well cared for and loved, as EVERY child in the world deserves to be.
Speaking of GOOD, tomorrow is the best day to provide a big, fat dollop of it. On Fat Thursday the shelves of the Kasisi Pantry are always full of special doughnuts. Thanks to them there will be more nutritious food products, more medicines in our hospital and more of everything that helps us build this hope-filled HOME.
So get in the queue for some GOOD! With us there are never empty calories!!!
We hope that Christopher’s death, which was an unexpected tragic event for the whole Kasisi, will kick off a chain reaction of good. Because of this, we started the Christopher Sakala Fund. With this fund, we support children being treated on the oncological ward at the hospital in Lusaka.