We recently took the children on an exciting trip to the Kenyan border where they got the opportunity to walk across the border. This was the first time that any of them had ever left Tanzanian soil! The children were able to see how another part of the East African community is growing. We are always trying to expose the children to new things to help expand their understanding of the world. The children had a blast!
In the bus on the way to the Tanzania-Kenya border.
Kids with the bus driver at the Tanzanian-Kenyan border
Kids at the border with Pete and friends.
A 6 acre piece of land was recently donated to the UAACC. This new land provides us with an opportunity to become more self-sufficient by being able to produce our own food.
The children and the students from the day school planted the 6 acres with maize in March and we are now eagerly awaiting the harvest. Last Friday the children went out to the shamba (farm) to check on the progress of the maize. It is growing tall and they even brought a few home to roast. The full harvest should be happening soon. This maize plays an essential part in part feeding the children and supporting the new lunch program for students in the day school.
The beautiful new shamba with lots of maize planted and lots of wonderful fruit trees.
Ayubu up in a pear tree at the new shamba
Omari climbing up a pear tree.
Irene found a pineapple at the shamba!
Winnie holding a large sausage fruit!
Mage with some maize to take back to the center.
Ayubu, Anedi and Maria getting maize to bring back to the center.
Roasted maize. Yum!!!
Stay tuned for more photos!
These are pictures from 2008, during the first year of the Children’s Home being open. Have fun searching through the pictures and seeing how much the children have grown in the last 5 years!
Pete and Mama C with the Watoto
Recently we have done a couple of treasure hunts for the children at the UAACC. Small gifts such as cookies, watches, small solar radios and other small goodies are wrapped in black plastic bags and hid all over the UAACC grounds for the children to find. It is wonderful to see the joy and excitement on the children’s faces over such small things. The children are allowed to collect one gift during each round and Pete gets a kick out of saying “Ready…Set…[stop now get back here!]…GO!!!!”
The children coming down from Pete’s with their eyes closed so they can see where the treasure was hidden.
The children showing babu (grandpa) Pete their treasure!
Pete giving the kids instructions for the next round.
Ema giving Baraka a clue of where to look during the end of the second round.
The children with their treasure!
Our mission at the Leaders of Tomorrow Children’s Home is to make a difference in the lives of Tanzanian Children, children that are orphans or from extremely disadvantaged homes. We have 23 kids, most of whom have been with us since 2008, we provide housing, education, health care and a loving extended family environment. We put a great emphasis on learning and in addition to attending local schools they have private tutoring on a daily basis. We are well aware that “all work and no play makes Jack (or Jill) a dull person” so we include exciting and fun field trips designed to broaden the children’s perspectives and to allow them to appreciate the grandeur of their country and indeed the world! We are very serious when we say “Leaders of Tomorrow” and it is our hope and aim to help these young people develop to the point where national leadership roles are within the realm of their possibilities. We extend our hand in invitation for you to join our efforts, changing the world one child at a time!