November is coming to a close and our Galilee Primary School and Waddington High School students are beginning their winter break. In Kenya the school year is from January through November, divided into three "terms" (January to April, May to August, and September to December). You can imagine the faces of the children as they complete the year--just as our children here feel at the end of the school year in June! Some of our students will stay close to the school, in their homes in the Kayole-Soweto slums. Some will travel "up country" to rural villages to visit distant relatives. Our Holly House children will enjoy more free time on campus, eagerly looking forward to the Christmas dinner made possible by the generosity of our donors and sponsors.
The month of December will fly by and soon our dear students will once again be sitting behind their rudimentary desks, eager to learn once again. Until then, let's wish them a happy and restful winter break.