Friday, May 16, 2008

An Update on the Boys

( YUMMY- John was excited about this.)

The following is an update from Rachel. She works for AWAA and lives in Addis Ababa.

The boys came to the transition home on Tuesday, May 13, 2008. They were happy to see their friends here, who have previously come from Kids Care. They seem to be really enjoying themselves, though it was a sad goodbye at Kids Care. There is one boy in particular that B was very excited to be reunited with! All the older boys had their heads shaved on Wednesday.

Their diet:

For breakfast the children eat traditional Ethiopian bread and drink hot tea. Lunch can be a variety of things. Our side items are usually steamed spinach, cooked vegetables (beets, carrots, potatoes), or salad (lettuce, tomato, onion, peppers). The main dish is pasta with tomato sauce or meat sauce, rice with veggies and sauce, or injera with a lentil sauce. The children usually have a snack around 5:30 pm, which they eat bread with honey or fruit. Dinner is eaten around 8:30pm, and they eat the same thing as lunch.