EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR CHILDREN'S DAY IN KYRGYZSTAN
We cannot tell you how important this day is in Kyrgyzstan. It is a day the children look forward to - yet some children just wait and nothing happens. We cannot touch every child in the country - but we can do something for some. Right now Jayne and David are working to carry out the celebration for our little friends at the orphanage in Tokmok. We have combined funds from you - our sponsors and have enough to bring a wonderful meal/celebration to this orphanage - STAY TUNED FOR THE HIGHLIGHTS THAT OUR TEAM WILL REPORT.
BREAKING NEWS - A BANNER TO CELEBRATE FAMILIES - SAYING - "ALL CHILDREN DESERVE A FAMILY". Before we left - we talked with Social Services about the possibility of putting a banner (a billboard) up that celebrated children and families. Social Services loved the idea and the banner is being designed right now by Jayne and Natasha. We will place it in a very busy intersection of Tokmok - high on a billboard and it will be there for Children's Day. STAY TUNED FOR THESE PICTURES.
When we leave the country - things DO NOT STOP. We have a great team on the ground. Yet, one by one we leave for a time. But there are many nationals in Tokmok who pick up the tasks and continue the work. In fact LAMb International now has 10 national staff - all paid to continue the work in carrying out the purpose of LAMb. Let me recap the team of NATIONALS and their talents of our FULL TIME STAFF.....
Natasha - our Country Director
Zukrah - assistant to our Country Director
Acel - our family resource parent for Dayspring
Madlin- our child advocate for Dayspring
Larissa - our project manager and liaison with Iskra Men's Home
Emma - our life skill specialist for Dayspring
Part Time Staff:
Tanya #1 - our coordinator for our on the ground expenses
Ludmilla - our bookkeeper who keeps us straight
Gulmira - our helper at Dayspring
Tanya #2 - our helper for English Classes at Iskra
SO THE WORK NEVER ENDS AND THE ABSENCE OF OUR TEAM IS JUST A PHYSICAL PRESENCE GONE - THE WORK CONTINUES....
DAVID AND JAYNE LEAVE NEXT - THEN THE WRIGHTS. YET, RUBY WILL BE RETURNING IN JULY FOR A SHORT TIME.
FOR NOW - IT IS GEARING UP FOR CHILDREN'S DAY - JUNE 1, 2011. STAY TUNED