Sentido Beach Resort
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... I hope one day he has the willpower to stay at Grandsons.
I spent a while talking to Sister while Father Johan taught the boys. It was lovely to have a final chat with her - she said that I have assisted them so much and have been sent from god as a gift! She calls me 'my daughter' and could not have been more complimentary. I made a better impression than I thought I had!
I then went out with Father Johan and Renson to ...
... and finished in an hour. As Irene is not at the house on Sundays, I had my music on loudly as I sat there at the plastic kitchen table making up party bags for each of the boys for my last day tomorrow. I am planning on buying more meat and fruit in the morning too...might as well go out with a bang eh?!
:-( I cannot believe tomorrow is my last day....in fact it is very surreal!
Catch you all soon
... was right by my feet.
Again I went and swam in the ocean, and relaxed for an hour on the beach. I had been admiring the beautifully bright kitenges the African ladies wear and ended up buying....a few.....shall we say!!! I chose them and agreed a price with the seller (lady called Fatma) but didn't carry cash with me down there. She was so trusting, and handed me the kitenges and said I could pay her on Sunday!
The people here are so lovely and I ...
... a long time, resting his head on my shoulder as he asked me questions. I saw a softer side of him for the first time. You can never underestimate how just talking to a child can help them trust you and feel more comfortable. I hope this continues - I will keep you updated!
This afternoon I went up to the old town. Having got out of the matatu, I was immediately greeted by 3 Kenyans girls who held out their hands and said Jambo. They were saying ...
... Barack (9), Morris (14), Joseph (14) and Ibrahim (14).
As the boys have been at the centre for 1 year, they are ready to start having formal schooling and start on Thursday. I am so glad we got to meet them and see how they are now - They seem to have changed so much and learnt so much over the last 12 months. The brilliant thing is they are still at the centre and have not gone back to the streets (this happens a lot).
As it was a ...