18th December: King for a day
When these three came to the Children on the Edge Centre in Uganda they introduced themselves as Moses, Isaac and ‘boy’. ‘Boy’ is seen here wearing the crown. A serious amount of the children who arrive at the Centre come with no name. In Soweto it’s common for children to have lost their parents and live with grandparents who are so overwhelmed that they soon forget names.
The first thing the Centre staff do is find out names and work on developing the children’s sense of identity. The ‘boy’ here in the photo wearing a crown which he made on this year’s summer playscheme, just one of the creative ways that the project encourages creativity and builds self esteem.
The boy’s name is Joseph.
Thank you! The Week 2 of Advent Isak Charity Auction raised £120 for Children on the Edge. A happy highest bidder will receive a package containing at least £200 worth of Isak products and Children on the Edge will automatically receive all £120 directly.
The Week 3 of Advent Isak Charity Auction is now live with £300 worth of Isak goodies. Please visit the auction link and help us support this wonderful charity. The auction will be live until Sunday evening 22nd Dec.
Sandra & Nick