Nancy's notes from the field: Spring 2019

Sunday: “It's Chiware-our last workshop of this trip! We left with our All-Stars, Petronella and Daniel, and we picked up Chipiwa and two new interns. When we arrived at Chiware, there were 118 children waiting for us. We did the usual intro with dividing up by school, then grade, then boy/girl, then ‘what is your dream’. We met many aspiring nurses, soldiers, teachers, a few doctors, lawyers and two pilots! Our workshop continued with our Be Safe Be Strong Be Focused theme and addressed the challenges of HIV, puberty, nutrition, abuse, drugs and alcohol, and early marriage, with the fundamental message about staying in school as a way to stay safe and strong. As always, the day included plenty of active games, songs, dramatic play and so much good fun with other Zienzele children. We are always moved by the difference it makes when Zienzele kids gather and see that they are not alone, and experience just how strong their community is. GREAT to see.”