Children of Africa Day 2017

June 14, 2017 4:36 pm Published by

It’s that time of year again – the time when the JBFC campus, particularly the area around Bibi Mimi’s Girls’ Home becomes one gigantic birthday party.

Children of Africa Day, or Watoto wa Africa as it’s known in Tanzania, is celebrated every June 16th, and this is the time of year when we at JBFC celebrate the birthdays of all the children in our care.

“Birthdays and big holidays are exciting for any child, and this is true for our children in Tanzania. We are excited to be able to celebrate all of the girls’ birthdays and give them the childhood that they so rightfully deserve,” says JBFC Founder and CEO, Chris Gates. “Thank you to all of our supporters for helping make this day so special!”

This year, thanks in large part to the visiting group of Holland Hall volunteers, the girls will be treated to a “Winter Wonderland” themed Children of Africa Day celebration. They have planned necklace and jewelry making, face painting, a water fight, and a dance party. The dining hall at Bibi Mimi’s Girls’ Home will be decorated with snowflakes, snowmen and women,
and reindeer. We expect it will be quite the sight for the girls! Stay tuned for more pictures!

If you would like to help make Children of Africa Day extra special for the girls, you can donate by clicking here!

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This post was written by Mainsprings