Months might have passed and the distance between them standing at thousands of miles, but the seed of friendship planted between Red Rose School and Summer Volunteers 2012 is blossoming into a beautiful flower.
In September and October, our executive director traveled to Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and Louisiana on behalf of the foundation. He spread the message of Children of Kibera to many friends, new and old, and brought back home good news of their ongoing support for the children in Kenya.
Smiles coming from deep down were evident as the students received gifts from America. An acute sense of belonging and appreciation filled the classes, to reciprocate, they never hesitated to write letters and send drawings to their counterparts. "Thanks for the book, letter and t-shirt, I loved them very much, I really like the shirt" said Quinter in her reply letter.
These friendships across cultures and nations give our children a new perspective to the world and nurture them as global citizens. Let the relationship be a long lasting one, even beyond schooling years.
|Thumbs up for the jumper!|
|From Potomac with love|
Am at a loss for words!
|Thank you so much!|