Children of Africa Day 2016June 15, 2016 6:08 pm
In past years, our girls and guests have spent this special day singing, dancing, playing games, eating a delicious meal, and having a water fight! Some favorite games include: sack races, bobbing for apples, musical chairs, pin the tail on the donkey, and even breaking open a piñata!
This year’s festivities will include swimming, arts and crafts, water games, and a dance party complete with glow sticks!
We asked some of our returning guests and Children of Africa Day veterans about their favorite past memory and what they were most looking forward to at this year’s festivities. This is what they had to say:
“My favorite memory is of the girls getting soda and seeing them be so excited about something we take for granted in the U.S. I’m most excited about seeing the girls swim because I’ve never seen them swim before!” – Anna, 4-time Volunteer
“My favorite memory is when we had a water fight and we ran out of water balloons. I’d done pretty well in the water balloon fight and got the girls pretty good, but then they held my arms down and poured a bucket of water on me! I’m most looking forward to seeing the girls faces when they open the gift bags and watching them feel so special.” – Sam, 2-time Volunteer
We honor those who lost their lives in South Africa forty years ago fighting for better education by being grateful for the countless opportunities and bright futures that our girls now have, thanks to our supporters and friends. We celebrate the family that JBFC has created, and we celebrate the fact that our children can be children once again.
This post was written by Mainsprings