…that’s the worst bit over…

A couple of days ago, Alice and I sat down with Ketty, armed with pictures of Magwero school, maps,dsc02164 pictures to explain that I had to return to the UK in 2 months. Purpose… to tell her she was going to school, AND she was going to stay there during term time.

Gulp, I was dreading it. Some days Ketty is so small and vulnerable and needy I thought she might completely freak at the idea. ‘We can always delay until next year’, I said to Alice. ‘No’, was the reply, ‘She has to go, she needs this’. Alice is made of sterner stuff than I, fortunately.

dscf0467I showed her the first picture of Magwero. She broke into a huge smile, pointing at herself, questioning. Yes, we nodded. She was so excited, then made the ‘sleeping’ sign questioning again. ‘Yes’ we said, you’ll stay there.

So that was cool. My concerns dissipated in a moment! I showed her all the school stuff I’d brought, school bags, exercise books, pens, sleeping bag, etc, and scenes of delight and excitement. Cool. That’s that bit done. I’ll do a post when we’ve taken her there next week.





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6 thoughts on “…that’s the worst bit over…

  1. Your a great organisation and have good ideals, my question is are you solidly financed? If not create a account or some sort of money collecting method … “made easy though” people are lazy! Or a list of things you need to buy .. like a wedding list … I buy this you buy that … that sort of thing.
    God will help … have faith.
    All the best for 2017.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. I wouldn’t say we’re ‘solidly’ financed. We depend on donations from friends and people who become interested through this site. As far as collecting money, there’s a ‘donate’ page on the site which accepts PayPal and cards (I think you used this a while back?). The ‘shopping lists for each project are described in the posts (see Magwero School post for the costs for my project. Thanks for the good comment and wishing you a good 2017. Tony


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