Week in Review

We woke up Monday morning to our inboxes full of inspiring photographs.

The Kilptown Youth Program (KYP) held a ceremony to distribute uniforms to all of the children.  We love seeing these smiling faces so excited about their new uniforms!

KYP Uniform Ceremony 2014 (6 of 8)

Thrilled to attend school!

KYP Uniform Ceremony 2014 (8 of 8)

The older students look hip and happy in their new uniforms.

KYP Uniform Ceremony 2014 (7 of 8)

KYP Uniform Ceremony 2014 (4 of 8)

We were thrilled to learn that Stephan and Rahif (who you might remember from their first day of school last week) received their uniforms!

Here they are in their proper attire.

Rahif and Stephen New Uniforms 2

And with Rahif’s four year old sister!

Rahif, Rahifa, and Stephan New Uniforms Clover Sign

From the Clover Foundation’s Project Director Esther Macomb, “Seeing these boys in their new uniforms, I see a dream come true! I had always imagined this day, but sometimes I didn’t think it would come true.  Just seeing their smiling faces at school, and in the uniforms is a joy!”  We are so happy to be partnering with Clover to help make it possible for Rahif and Steven to attend school!

The New York Times featured this beautiful story about the awe-inspiring Anne Heyman, who passed away last week at age 52.  After learning about the number of children left orphaned in Rwanda from the genocide Heyman started a youth village in 2008.  The village now houses over 500 children.  Anne certainly leaves behind a magnificent legacy!

In honor of Valentine’s Day here is a heart shaped thank you note that we received from one of the students in El Salvador!

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Happy Valentine’s Day and Happy Weekend!