|FROM “BUSH BUNNY BRENDA“|
DATE: MARCH 7, 2020
|6 YEAR OLDS LEARN BAWANA GAMES|
Each year, as our preschoolers advance into 1st grade, Bertino (Bawana leader), is tasked with teaching them how to compete in Bawana Games.
Running with all their might!
1st graders working on hand slap team tag.
These little ones have watched the games for 2 years, but found out that the experienced “Big Kids” make the coordinated “team work” look a lot easier than it really is. I had a fun time watching them attempt to master the baton hand off. They started with the hand slap “team tag” you see in the photos, and advance to the baton relay once they understand the hand slap.
Pre-School Head Master, Dominica, and assistant Fatima, work hard each day to help our orphans as well as the local Sunday School children prepare for 1st grade. Smiling is not one of their strong points, as you can see in their photo. But they are all eager to learn, and enjoy their 3‑day-a-week program.
Preschoolers in class. Dominga back left. Fatima front right.
BABY ADELINA AND TRIPLET ANTONIO BOTH IN HOSPITAL
Baby Adelina presented yesterday with her 2nd case of Malaria in 6 weeks. YIKES! That is very dangerous and she was losing strength rapidly for it causes severe anemia. Capena, our Office Manager, and Anna, our Children’s Director, took her immediately to the Balama hospital where they began treatment in the emergency room. Baby Adelina later transferred to the Pediatric Ward for 3 days of IV medication to combat the malaria. As of this morning, she is beginning to eat, which is a great sign of recovery.
Baby Adelina a few weeks ago.
Ten years ago, we assisted a little Granny in successfully raising her triplet grandsons from infancy. For all 3 babies to survive is a miracle in itself! The boys do all suffer from occasional respiratory infections and asthma as a result of being born so small.
The triplets in 2018.
Yesterday, the #1 triplet, Antonio, started with a mild case of asthma brought on by a respiratory infection. He received immediate treatment, but became worse during the night. This morning, our staff took him and his granny to the hospital for further treatment.
PLEASE PRAY FOR BOTH THESE CHILDREN TO HAVE A RAPID HEALING.
RAINY SEASON HAS RUN ITSELF OUT, CONSTRUCTION BEGINS!
I will give you a full update with photos next week, but wanted everyone to know this last week was DRY AND SUNNY! HOORAY! It’s been a welcome relief after 4 month of grey skies and almost daily rains.
TOGETHER, WE ARE CHANGING LIVES FOR THE BETTER, ONE DAY AT A TIME.
BUSH BUNNY BRENDA LANGE
AND THE BALAMA STAFF
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