We believe that every child has talents – those immediately noticeable and those hidden talents that are just waiting for someone to spot them. That’s why the kids at Kasisi, after the holiday break, are again able to show off and learn about different means of artistic expression, such as drawing and dancing! Daniel and Boyd have been practising drawing a landscape with perspective, while Chungu has chosen to sketch animals. We will tuck these drawings away and keep them like a most precious treasure, as they are the works of our children! And when they grow up, I’m sure they will revisit them with as much emotion as we feel while watching their progress.
On Saturday and Sunday afternoons the oldest boys practice complicated dance routines under the watchful eye of Sister Jolanta – their coordination is the envy of everyone from Poland who is part of the Home in Kasisi. In Kasisi preschool the youngest preschoolers bravely expand their knowledge and learn e.g. how to play dominoes, which for many of them is a big challenge at the beginning. There is no rule when it comes to helping – it sometimes happens that younger children help the older ones, even if it is only to solve a puzzle. The younger ones spend time playing together, caring for Joseph Golden. Not without care are Edward, Sydney and Joseph – siblings who came to Kasisi 3 months ago. They have already settled in well in the house of the younger boys and they have smiles on their faces all the time – thanks to you!
They were brought to social services by their homeless grandmother who then disappeared and from there the boys came to us. We know nothing about them, except that their parents are dead. We do not know where they lived, how long they lived with their grandmother, whether they ever had a home of their own or even a bed of their own. You have provided the boys with a most genuine home where they will always be welcomed with open arms. There is nothing more important for a child than to feel loved, and that somewhere in the world there is a safe, stable corner where they are always welcome. Thank you for giving them a good childhood!
Like any child, boys have their own dreams – Sydney loves orange juice, Edward would like to try his hand at creative play and Joseph dreams of glow-in-the-dark bricks. Can you find a handful of change in your pocket that could make a child’s dream come true? Sometimes a 4 PLN bottle of juice can brighten up a child’s whole day!
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.