The 2nd June 2015 marked the fifteenth year that I have continually lived in Tanzania, and just for the record and history for the children we had an amateur dvd made of the event. I thought it would be rather nice for our friends, sponsors and supporters to get an ‘inside’ view of our children in their homes and hostels. As with all celebrations in Tanzania, there was a lot of hooping and flower necklaces presented to me that the children had made.
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In the book that I wrote called A LIGHT IN AFRICA it has two stories compiled in the book that mention my son’s bravery in helping a disabled boy and assisting in a road traffic accident. Marcus has lived in Tanzania with his wife and three sons for the last thirteen years but now unfortunately, he has to re-start his life back in the UK due to health issues he is experiencing. Light in Africa Executive Committee wish for me to express our sincere appreciation for all the hours he has spent driving our sick children to hospital during the day and night, and all the voluntary work that he has accomplished over these last years to benefit the children of Light in Africa. We salute and thank you Marcus for committing all these years of your life to our organization, and pray the future is one of exhuerance and joy for you and your family.
WHEN WILL THESE CHILDREN EVER BE SAFE…….
Today, 12/6/15 I have been involved in another case of an albino child being kidnapped. We already are caring for two of the 3 year old boy’s sisters who have been in our care for a considerable time and are progressing well. The children are suffering from the medical condition known as Albinism. On this occasion the child was dumped in a wood when the parents of the child started the Chagga cry for help and the village came together in a circle and found the child crying and abandoned before any diabolical action could be taken against the child. He comes into our ‘special care’ unit today.
PURPLE HAZE BUTTERFLY AND LAVENDER FARM.
It has been an exciting week for us at the butterfly farm as the 150’ x 50’ net to cover the 20’ post’s are being sewn together by our senior girls who are now home from school and doing a really wonderful job. They are being supervised by two of our volunteers Annette Gaynor and Dr. Jenny Whitehead who directed operations in the construction and sewing of the net. The net will be erected over the post’s when the large group of Canford School in Dorset students arrive on site to raise the net over the top of the post’s. ( Jokingly, my idea was to hire a helicopter and for the net to be lifted up and dropped straight on top of the post’s, but for some reason the Treasury department didn’t think this was a good idea!!)
Our first pets have arrived, a gift from Makoa Farm, of 4 rabbits and we introduced them in to their new home. We had hoped we could acquire some guinea pigs as Tanzanian school children who we hope will come and enjoy an educational experience with the butterfly’s have never seen any guinea pigs so we shall have to keep looking for a supplier.
We also say ‘goodbye’ to Eric who has led our team of students so well over the last 10 months. Eric was on placement whilst waiting to go to the bar as a Child Right’s Advocate. Our girls had a good cry at his leaving, so we know he did a marvelous job whilst with us. We wish him well in his career, and we welcome Goodluck as Head Gardener, who at interview knew exactly how to use organic pesticides and manure instead of using chemicals. Already with his enthusiasm we are planning new ways in which our tourist guests and school students will be armored at the beauty of the Butterfly and Lavender Farm.
For the last ten days we have lived without any IT access due to our server having problems and it taking time to fix, it would appear the problems have now been sorted out and we now have power on Tudor site. I apologise for any inconvenience that this may have caused in my belated emails and Information Pack requests. Thank you.
Abundant Blessings… always….. Remember! Love Conquors all!.... Mama Lynn