|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: AUGUST 22, 2020
STANDARD BANK DONATES FACE MASKS
Our children, Muzila, Fatima, and Ali represented our entire children’s group in a surprise ceremony on Thursday to receive an entire case of cloth face masks with the bank’s emblem on them. The older children will be given instructions on when and how to use them before we distribute them.
Thank you Standard Bank for your concern about our children’s safety.
Muzila, Balama Administrator, Fatima, Ali, and SB President model their new masks. (left to right)
COOL WEATHER HANGING AROUND
August is supposed to be warm to hot, but not this year. Normally, August and September in Balama, the temps match TX weather almost perfectly. HOT, HOT, HOT.
The 2 little village boys in the photo are keeping warm at the fire they made while waiting for the sun to heat up the air. Children learn essential life skills, like starting a fire, at an early age here, for it is necessary for survival. They are well trained at an early age, and rarely burn themselves.
Two intelligent little boys start a simple fire to keep warm.
YOUR LOVE GIFTS provide warm clothing for our children so they don’t suffer the cold. Thank you for keeping them healthy and warm during our prolonged cool season.
Our 17 teenage boys helped out this month by giving our 1,600 meter (over 1 mile) fenceline a good cleaning. They successfully chopped and pushed back the weeds during their weekly 2 hour work project, over a 3 week time period.
Our TEEN POWER returning from 2 hours of fence cleaning.
Monkey Bean best dealt with before the dew dries.
Monkey bean grows wild on fences and in trees.
Those tiny hairs make you scratch like a monkey.
Teen power is quite a force when harnessed and these young men did a great job. This teaches them work ethics, gives them work experience and exercise, burning off their abundant supply of energy. School is not due to open till October 1st, so busy hands are a good thing.
All our children are kept busy daily with games, sports, and classroom activities.
THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT AND EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR OUR CHILDREN.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF