What a first day! After a very long journey, we finally made our way to SMK mid-morning. The walk to SMK is beautiful—lush greenery, hills and contrasting red clay. Along our walk we are often called 'Muzungu'— along with waves from the children along the roadside.
Finally, entering SMK we are greeted with hugs, smiles and kids wanting to constantly hold our hands. The children are very curious and love to have their pictures taken. Nothing could have prepared me for the outpouring of love and happiness the children displayed! A memory that will stay with me for a lifetime. The first day was spent meeting some new children to SMK, along with me being introduced to some children that have been at SMK for many years. Fiona, my Fashionista as I’ve nicknamed her, gave me a tour of SMK, and the afternoon was spent doing a few crafts.
It’s near 9 pm, Day One almost over….Wow….. that’s all I can say."