Remember field trips in elementary school…parent chaperones, the noisy bus of students, and that kid who had a can of pop with aluminum foil around it in his sack lunch, Remember? Does the foil really keep it cold? I don’t know, my mom tried to keep me away from sugar 🙂
The FNM Staff took some of our beneficiaries across town on a field trip to Agar Park. This is a special place where many wedding receptions are held in Bahir Dar, mainly due to the beautiful gardens for prime photos. See the statues of a wedding party, Mesfin was explaining of how these “pretend people” represent something real.
We’re so proud of the FNM Staff because field trips like this one is a core action of the Social Awareness Program. Cheryl & I knew to improve overall social acceptance was to get these guys out into society. Ethiopians are very loving people, and we know that more interactions like this one will greatly increase their acceptance into mainstream society.
I think Hanok’s expression is (“Take the picture already, so I can get off this HOT slide!”)
Lunchtime (no “foil wrapped pop”) …We’re so grateful that FNM is building a community for these guys, and we realize that they are building a community with each other…as friends.
They took a tour around the park. I think this is the special seat for the Bride & Groom…see the kissing shown on the back of the seat.
These guys do a lot at the Center before going out on a field trip. They have really made amazing progress in their lives.
This is Hanok (with the yellow whistle) leading exercises with Melaku.
Sefiager is teaching how to make your bed at home.
Always practicing proper table manners, especially in group settings.
Learning their colors through play…
Group participation (Hanok is singing and everyone is clapping along)
…and finding time for riding the bikes (always a favorite)! I think Haile is making motorcycle noises?
We want to thank everyone who continually makes this all happen! To all of the FNM Supporters, “Thanks so Much!” and to the FNM Staff, “You guys are Awesome!” Together, you’re changing the World for so many Great kids in Ethiopia. If you ever need to get in touch with us, please email us at info@4GottenNoMore.org
For anyone who wishes to join in supporting this amazing organization or having us (Tim & Cheryl Giese) come and share with a group, business, or church about FNM, please email us at info@4GottenNoMore.org or call me at 740-274-5212.