A little at a time I plan to show you some of the things that happen around the YFC compound.
After school each day at around 3pm lots of kids arrive from the local community. This is a place where they are loved and accepted, have fun and build relationships with leaders and other kids. Now that's a better alternative than being at home alone.
These kids are from poor families and each day YFC provides a nutritious snack. This day it was a cup of drink. Its water added to ground roasted barley with a touch of sugar. Pretty healthy, sugar excluded!
The kids play games, like soccer, out in the tiny back paved yard. Here Amen is the referee and kids are kids wherever they they are.
They REALLY enjoy themselves.
The younger children spend time in the library where they are helped with their homework and can read books from the extensive range of books, mostly in English.
and on rainy days, Yeti brings the snack to them while they are working at the tables. This day it was a flat bread of some sort.
Lots of afternoons I will spend some time playing games with Meseret, one of the teenagers who comes most days. Meseret is a very smart and kind girl that I am getting to know and love. Some mornings she walks to pick me and then walks me to the YFC office. She takes me on all different routes because she has a far better knowledge of Addis and likes to show me around.