Upendo Pupils Meet their Benefactor via Skype
It was a first for Arlene Ross and her staff at Global Child Care Services in Canada, when the Skype connection in Malindi put them face-to-face with the students of Upendo School in Kenya. Elimu hosted the Skype event to connect the benefactors and the children who have so much benefited from their ongoing caring support.
Yesterday, the students and teachers of Upendo enjoyed their own first in coming to Elimu Resource Centre for their end of term Closing Day Celebrations. The day itself was made possible by Global Child Care Services. The children divided into various age groups participated in different activities in different rooms of the Centre. With 170 students on hand, plus their teachers, the Centre was a veritable hive of activity all day. The energy was palpable on both sides as the children performed dances in their colourful local dress; sang songs and recited poems for their keen audience in both Swahili and English. Our founder, Nina Chung, commented after the event, “There were a lot of smiling hearts and faces on both side of the equator after that uplifting interaction.”