Our Director, Alain, has been a volunteer with Malaika for four years. This month was his first opportunity to travel to the school.
He is pictured here helping to plant the school rose garden.
Touching the walls of the school, eating food from the kitchen, sharing the laughter with kids and staff, sitting on a bench in a classroom, seeing the confidence in their eyes as they were writing their names, looking at the parents’ amazement, having candid conversations with the staff, interviewing teachers, talking to the construction crew….
In short, being part of the school on the ground for four days was a moving experience. I saw a lot of kids there who will turn into leaders of tomorrow. Hearing the girls sing a welcome song to me was particularly gratifying.