Tuesday, March 9, 2010


It was that time again when across the world, many people encountered the most romantic day of the year-Valentine’s Day. Last month, Valentine’s Day came and went. We gratefully left the hot weather of January behind and embraced the month of love. At SOS Children’s Village Eldoret, our mothers did not remain date-less and were hosted for lunch at a local hotel by the village director. This was a way of appreciating these special mothers and recognizing their work. So they scurried for their best dresses and colognes in readiness for the occasion.

It was a wonderful bonding session when mothers took time to reflect on their work. Of significance was to firmly anchor children so that they can stand on their own feet later on. There was a renewed sense of personal responsibility for their families. And so as they filled their plates with the sumptuous meal, they challenged each other to a season of service for the children.

The highlight of their day out was a hospital visit to one of our staff members, Reuben Kivunaga, as a show of outward expression of love. They also took time to visit other patients and to wish them well.

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