Christmas in Kenya was full of laughter and joy for both our children at Doyle Farm and those who are part of the Outreach Program. Our team worked hard to ensure each child knew that they are important and cared for during what could otherwise be a lonely time.
Christmas at Doyle Farm
Our children at Doyle Farm ate, danced and celebrated together as family. Dressed in new Christmas clothes everyone enjoyed a seemingly endless feast which included meat, sweets and the children’s favourite – soda. After the meal all headed to the boy’s playing grounds to watch a soccer match between the Rafiki boys and staff.
Christmas in Town
The day was a double celebration for our street family. Not only were we celebrating Christmas at the feeding program we were also honouringUncle Bubah whose birthday was the same day.
Our team sat with the children throughout the day. The boys washedUncle Bubah for his birthday and we spent time chatting about what Christmas means to them. It was heartening to hear the hope Rafiki Mwema had brought to the group with many saying they trusted we would be there for them on this day. The group also shared Christmas was a time tobe happy and to be with family and to eat good food and drinks.
Rafiki Mwema aimed to make Christmas in Kenya as memorable as possible. Before lunch there was a game of football. Players ran around the field with cans of water splashing everywhere which brought joy and happiness. This was followed by a huge lunch where we fed approximately 200 boys and girls. The meal included sodas, chapatis, meat and all the beautiful foods.
Everyone was happy, with one expressing that it was the best day of his life. He had never been given such sweet food or a meal cooked with so much love. He said he prays Rafiki Mwema will carry on for many years so we will always be close to him.
A message from Uncle Bubah
Hello Rafiki Mwema. I can say our Christmas was full of laughter, joy and lots of festive moods. Our street families know they have a friends to look up during the festive season. They came to us in numbers. A lot of them were with friends so the number doubled and no one went without eating. Everyone that left was more than happy. They washed me for my birthday and took me around the area with shouting and jericans of water. It was really a lovely day and today they were still talking about it. We really appreciated everything and every effort that you put in place for these individuals to have hope and smile on their faces 🙏🏻🙏🏻
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