BUSH BUNNY BRENDA BLOG
DATE: FEBRUARY 9, 2019
SCHOOL DAYS, SCHOOL DAYS, OUR MOMS ARE CELEBRATING SCHOOL DAYS!
Monday found our staff busy distributing backpacks filled with the appropriate books, pens, pencils, rulers, etc. for each grade level from 1 to 12. The kids are thrilled for it means new school uniforms and shoes!
Village orphans receiving school materials.
ALL OF THIS IS POSSIBLE BECAUSE YOU GAVE SO GENEROUSLY. OUR CHILDREN HAVE ALL THE TOOLS NEEDED TO DO THEIR SCHOOL WORK PROPERLY, INCLUDING COMPLETE SETS OF BOOKS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL KIDS! Note: The 1st to 7th grades receive their school books from the school district.
First day of school! Our teens headed to high school.
Zito (middle) and 8 other teens receive school supplies
Most of the children really do like going to school, but like all families, we have a few little boys who would prefer a full day of recess. With 8 of our 10 newest family members getting to enter the huge Balama Town school system for the first time, it has been a very busy week for Capena and Pastor Armando. These 2 men worked hard seeking school documents so they could transfer these 8 new students from their village schools to the Balama school.
By Friday, the final documents were signed and all our 80+ school children were in their proper classes. PTL!
Primary school students getting uniforms.
BABIES, BABIES, AND MORE BABIES!
Our infant milk formula program is expanding with 22 babies currently in the program. Three of those infants entered in the last 2 days.
Late yesterday, Elsa, a 6 week old infant girl was sent to us from the hospital, accompanied by her mentally challenged mother, husband, and uncle. When the wife’s breast milk dried up a week ago, her husband scraped up money from all this family members to buy 1 can of milk and a bottle ($6.50 or R85). But as the formula ran out, the mother took the baby into the bush. It took the family 3 days to find her. She was fed on Kool Aid until they got her to us, for that was all they could afford.
The Uncle is well versed in bottle feeding, so he will teach Elsa’s Grandmother how to properly bottle feed her.
Baby Elsa in arms of her uncle.
THANKS TO YOUR LOVE GIFTS, THESE 22 BABIES ARE RECEIVING THE ONLY NOURISHMENT THEIR BODIES CAN ABSORB.
BLESSINGS AND MUCH THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO TO HELP THE CHILDREN OF MOZAMBIQUE.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA
AND THE BALAMA STAFF