Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Meeting the girls again

On the 22nd of December we got up from our 1st night in a hotel and had a huge buffet breakfast, it was so much better than a Jam sandwich everyday, that's for sure! After the delicious breakfast we went to the hotel's animal park and saw Crocodiles, Ostriches, Bush Babies, Monkeys and African Rabbits and we found out they feed the live Rabbits to the Crocodiles.

After that, we drove down to the rehabilitation centre and did a tour round it. We met the girls again and made new friends we played footie and danced with them. It was such a great experience and a great pleasure to see the smiles on their faces. We met Martin, the guy who owns the place, and we got told how he and his friend had made this centre a home and a school for 100 girls over a 10 month period. These children had been rescued from the slums of Nairobi where they would be in danger everyday with the torture. They would be harassed, catch fatal diseases and live in such a bad environment overall. And every 10 months new children get brought in and the ones that have left are educated and have a chance of going to school and live in rich land, for them. They also provide stuff for the kids' families, by loaning them money to get into the schools they want to be in and to get the jobs they want. So if you put that into account they are helping 1000 people every year as there is about 10 people in an African family.

Then we went on the truck back to Karan camp, where we picked up our Truck on our first day of Africa.

By Doug and Ben.

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