Rarely does anyone manage to fool Sister Mariola. Usually it is her who is the source of all jokes and pranks in Kasisi, which we have experienced ourselves more than once.
This time it worked! And by who else than James, who was ill with mumps just last week. Sister Mariola, seeing that the recovering boy is starting to get a bit bored, invited him to her office to read a book of his own choice as a part of his exercises. She herself, meanwhile, took care of Kasisi’s affairs.
At first, James was struggling a bit, but with time the story began to flow from his lips. It was evident that the book had sucked him in, and he was feeling deeply involved in the fate of the characters. After a few moments, Sister Mariola was also absorbed by the story, and she was amazed by the fluency and interpretation with which the boy was reading. They had almost reached the end of the book when suddenly something struck Sister Mariola and she glanced over James’ shoulder…
How surprised she was when it turned out that the words spoken by James had nothing to do with the text of the book, and that he had made up the whole story. They both burst out laughing, and for the rest of the day James walked around proud as a peacock that it was he who had managed to trick Mamushia!
When telling us the story, Sister Mariola said that she would keep an eye on James because it was obvious that the boy had a talent for acting.
Such news is very gratifying! We want the youth of Kasisi, just like other children, to have the opportunity to discover their talents and develop them in areas where their hearts beat stronger. Thanks to your commitment, today we can tell every child – paint, play instruments, read books, go to the cinema, go on a trip. Today, we also encourage you to visit the Fun & Toys shop to support the discovery of passions and the creative development of young people in Kasisi.
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.