Christmas Party Time!

Sarah’s blog 23/12/21

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, over 500 orphans and other vulnerable children were able to have a Christmas party in Ibuluma today.

The children, who all suffer from varying degrees of malnutrition as they don’t eat properly every day, all enjoyed a substantial, nutritious meal cooked by volunteers. Food is always cooked and served in batches as there aren’t enough pots or plates to cope with those numbers.

Games were played and fun was had by all.

Please look at the faces of these children. In the next few days, when we will be eating delicious food and snacks, when we will be exchanging gifts, when people receive far more than they actually need, please remember these children. Look at the joy on some of their faces. This is the spirit of giving at Christmas.

The older children received a pencil and a bar of soap. Thanks to donors for this as even bars of soap for this many children costs a lot of money.

The younger children all received a brightly coloured rain coat as the rainy season has just started. A family, who support the charity, had bought over 100 rain coats in a sale and it’s lovely to see the children receiving these gifts and the joy that receiving a coat for the very first time brings.

600 lollies had been sent on the container so each child received one of these too.

As you can see in some of the photos, the children, cooks and Levison all enjoyed wearing the Christmas hats that were sent by Julian Chenery from Wear a Sports Shirt Day. Thanks Julian for your contribution to the party atmosphere.

If you’d like to contribute to funds to feed the children or provide for them please do get in touch. Links are on our website and Facebook page. There are e-cards and e-gifts available too for last minute gifts. Thanks for reading and enjoy the photos. Sarah x contact_us@changinglivesmalawi.com

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