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Thursday

A fantastic final day in Serenje! We meet with the pastors and their wives tonight for a meal and to reflect and have a debrief the trip. Tomorrow we leave at 7a.m.  to drive down to Lusaka.

Today has been possibly the hottest day - so that's been a bit of a challenge! Half of the team met with the pastors and leaders - they watched some Willow DVDs and found them very helpful and inspirational.
The other half of the team had a hot and busy morning! We visited 3 local schools that we are hoping that these will be the next three schools that we partner with Bracknell schools.

Loads of conversations and  information gathering and of course taking photos. I am so keen to bring all that we are experiencing here to you through images so you get a sense of the real lives and real places we are influencing.

We also visited Zambia Compound where the teenage girls stay. They rent small houses or rooms and it's desperate, your heart is so moved, and we feel their predicament so deeply. We met Martha she is a 15 year old orphan sharing a very tiny living space with another girl. She is completely on her own;  responsible for cooking, cleaning, getting herself to school and doing homework etc. Many girls live right next to small bar areas serving very cheap alcohol and with loud music blaring out. The girls are very vulnerable so the dormitory will be meeting a very real and urgent need here.

Just heard the exciting news that 185 goats have arrived for delivery to Serenje farmers so we'll be seeing them before we leave early tomorrow morning!
Catrina x

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