Fellow Tumaini Director and big sister (dada) Katy Wilson has returned to Tumaini, her “other” family and friends for the winter. She has been sorely missed by everyone at Tumaini House and welcome her back happily!
Karibu tena Tanzania Dada!! You will missed on this side of the pond!
DID YOU KNOW? –
That we raised more than $12,000.00 at our FIRST Scotiabank Tournament of HOPE this past September??
(Simcoe Branch Manager Deb Mather, 2nd from Right)
(Tumaini sponsor Brenda (Cooper) and husband Jim)
Enormous thanks to Bonnie Wardell (in pink) from Tumaini Directors Lisa Engelhardt Robinson and Mama Dee (Cherie Szucs).
And let’s not forget Treasurer John Davies (below).!
Last night’s “Hope for Children without Mothers” Charity Fashion Show raised awareness and more than $3,000.00 to help send our Tumaini children to school! Fun was had by all and special thanks go out to Hostess (and her team) Diane Deloose of Tillsonburg, ON.
L/R – Lohai, new mom Jenna and Bibi Libby McDowell (sponsors for Latifa) with our host Diane Deloose . . . thank you all!
A wonderful success where we raised more than $3,000.00!
DID YOU KNOW? That Kelvin is spending a term in Victoria, B.C. scholarshipped into Glenlyon Norfolk Middle School? Well he is, and not only is he on the running team and the soccer team and learning to play the flute (he called us here at the farm the other day to play “Three Blind Mice”), but is in an English Language Learning course, expanding his vocabulary and working hard in Math, Language Arts, Science, PE, and Information Technology learning about and working on computers! Baba David (Egles) and Mama Jackie worked with school officials and Kelvin was embraced by staff and students alike. He has made new friends (Noah and Oscar) and when he’s not riding his bicycle around Victoria he feeds the seals at a nearby marina.
Kelvin had his own, personal tour guide in big (foster) sister Jordan, who gave us the tour and helped settle Kelvin in.