When less than 2 weeks ago the whole world was turned upside down by the war in Ukraine, we put 100% of our efforts into helping those fleeing the nightmare of war. We did this in the certainty that we were leaving Kasisi in the best hands for a while – yours and the sisters’, because you would do everything to ensure that our children would not lack anything and that life in Kasisi could go on as normal. And so it was!
The preschoolers are still valiantly learning to count and playing with their favourite building blocks. The more active ones do not come down from the swings. The true swing masters are James and Simon – in order to let the other children have a go, the aunties have had to use numerous tricks.
Some of the youngsters have started the arduous process of learning how to put on their shoes and especially how to fasten them. For Felix, who cannot sit still for any period of time, it was real agony. Nosiku is also full of energy – today she was the first to wake up and full of smiles, she was ready to play right away.
We write about these seemingly insignificant things to show you that nothing has changed at our Home. Here, children whose lives have previously not gone smoothly can, in an atmosphere of love, peace and security, be themselves and develop their personalities, talents and dreams.
We are about to head off to the Ukrainian side of the border to help those in greatest need now. And we ask you to continue to stand by our children. Please help us to stock up the Kasisi Pantry for the coming week. Today is Women’s Day. Kasisi is home to many ladies, there are the tiny ones who play in the yard, there are those who are just entering the world of womanhood, and there are the wonderful, dear sisters and aunties. They would all be truly delighted if there were more treats for them on the pantry shelves!
Thank you for always being there for us!
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.