As told by our field team leader, Eddie:
"As the clock struck twelve and the fireworks lit up the sky, the [Bakka Kinship Project in Uganda] opened its doors to welcome in the New Year with open arms. But for the children who call this place home, this celebration was about so much more than just ringing in the new year. It was about hope, love, and a sense of belonging.
Pastor Geoffrey Kukiriza and his wife opened their hearts and home to over 200 children from the local community, inviting them to partake in a day filled with games, food, and gifts. The Bible quizzes, eating competition, and other activities not only provided hours of fun and laughter but also created an opportunity for the children to get to know each other and foster a sense of brotherhood and sisterhood.
As the children laughed and competed in the games, the joy on their faces was undeniable, they forget their worries and just lived in the moment. These children come from difficult backgrounds, and this day provided them with a much-needed sense of hope and belonging. The generous donations of donors made this celebration possible, with the children receiving food, gifts and a chance to bond with other children.
The day ended with a delicious meal shared among the children, breaking bread and sharing stories. As they received their gifts, sang and danced together, the love that the Kinship Home provides was evident in every smile and every laugh. The sense of family and belonging was undeniable, and the children knew that they would always have a home at the Kinship Home of Bakka.
The Kinship Home of Bakka is a beacon of hope and love in the community, providing children with the sense of belonging they need to grow and thrive. This New Year's celebration was a reminder of the impactful work that the Kinship Home does, showing the children the love of Jesus, and providing them with a family to call their own. Children said their goodbyes, promising to come back next year, the staff of Kinship Home knew that the love and support they provide will stay with these children for the rest of their lives."