Friday, November 9, 2007

Amangwe Village

I have been volunteering on Fridays at Amangwe Village in the creche (day care) for the last month or so. I wash dishes, help mop the floors and play with the 30 + kids. These are children that come from child headed homes and are hungry for attention and love. Amangwe Village supplies them with 2 meals a day, and some English teaching Monday through Friday, so that their older siblings can go to school. This is definitely a cultural experience for me because all the children only speak Zulu, and the workers speak mostly Zulu, and English when they are speaking to me. I am loving it though. I am getting the opportunity to build relationships with the other ladies there as well so that is neat. I have not learned all the names of the children yet, but I am learning their faces and personalities.

Lunch Time!

Ficeelle works at the Creche, and we have become fast friends.

Palele fell asleep
Feel the commotion

At the end of the day all the kids some how fit in the back of the truck to be driven back to their homes.


lkjg said...

Lily, what precious pictures. You are doing a great job of sharing your experiences there! This looks very you! I love it.

Margeaux St.Croix said...

Lol, I love the pic of the boy sleeping in the crate. Really adorable

I'm curious to know what made you decide on going towards being a missionary?

carrie said...

lily, hi i just got back from volunteering in amangwe village and i loved your little light video! you really captured their spirit. congrats on your marriage. i would love to communicate with you. stay well, carrie