Jade arrived at Aquinoe on the 9th June and was met at Kitale airstrip by Josphat. She has been enjoying her visit and on the 15th June wrote:
“I have been here a week now although it feels much longer. The plane ride from London was the longest I’d been on but with all the new things coming I couldn’t really sleep. Everything is still very new and it’s been a lot to take in but I think I am adjusting. The children are great and everyone has been very welcoming. I have been participating as much as possible in home life, helping to handwash the clothes and sweep the garden! Rachel and Cindy are going to teach me how to make chapati”.
Jade asked her friends and family to donate books from a list she lodged with Amazon. They gave extremely generously, for which we are very grateful.
“In the end there were 86 books in total which I was very impressed with! I have dated all of them and Lucas has stamped them. The library is an area I particularly want to work as I think there is so much potential for development and I really enjoy working with Lucas. I worked with the baby class using some new books yesterday and it was very successful. I think increased exposure to interactive, brightly coloured books would be good for them in all areas of development”.
“We took the children (middle and baby class) to the museum today. They loved it….crocodiles, tortoises, snakes as well as an array of stuffed animals like birds and the huge skull of an elephant…what more could your average four year old want?! Then we sat in the grass and ate popcorn and orange squash. We took a matatu there and back which was quite an experience. I have to say I think I feel safer, if possible on the boda boda! Still, we all got back in one piece and I spent some time in the afternoon observing pre-unit before walking home with some of the children”.