The month of October was a month of Celebration as we remembered the first beginnings of our work here at Beautiful Kidz. It was hard to believe that it has been 10 years since we first started the work here in Katutura. During the ten year journey, we have seen many children coming to the day care center in an impoverished and hopeless state.
More than once, we were able to save the lives of some of the children who were extremely malnourished or very sick with TB. This year alone, we saved two of these children. These children usually come from very poor homes and the main caregiver (usually the mother) simply does not care if the child lives or dies. We are presently in the process to find a family that will adopt a baby boy. In this process we have realized that the laws of the country do not protect the children enough but rather gives rights to fathers who are alcoholics, drug addicts and who are negligent. Therefore, if no one fights for the children there is no hope for their futures.
At the same time we can also testify of so many children that came to the center in a bad state, but after three years at Beautiful Kidz, left as healthy, confident and happy individuals, ready to go to school. Our first boys and girls that came in 2003, are now finishing grade 7. The advantage we have is that most of these children come back to the center almost every day for one or more activities and we have the privilege to keep on building good values into their lives.
This leads to the transformation of a community. We are so grateful to testify that after ten years, we are starting to see small signs that the children and young people start to think and live differently. We can clearly see that they have dreams and aspirations for a better life in the future.
I want to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters and friends that encouraged us and supported us over the past ten years. Together we have been a blessing to this community and soon they will start to be a blessing to other people around them.