Every year we visit Nanning SWI, we seem to be rushing at the last minute to make name tags for the kids so that sponsors can see their children having fun!
Of course, these are not real names - the children have Chinese names! but we use these names for the Grace and Hope for Children Foster Care Programme to maintain privacy.
So on the bus en route to Naning SWI, Xiao Xiao and I are quickly adding English & Chinese names to the labels :-)
And then the labels are soon on the lovely children who are waiting to meet us their along with SWI staff and their foster families
Great excitement as we pull out the updates from families who have adopted children from Nanning SWI - with staff and families eager to see how "their" children are doing in their new homes around the world
And for families who were not in our group that day, staff take the updates and gifts to pass on to the relevant families.
Then we shared the gifts we had bought with some donations from families connected with Nanning SWI - beautiful scarves for the foster mums, and new back packs for the children
Group photo with Doris, Ida, Jacqueline, Ruth, Shirley, Heidi and Hannah
( Melissa is hiding in this one)
all sponsored by Hope4China'sChildren
Lots of happiness and nonsense
Rita just loved the bag and scarf!
Always wonderful to see the difference that Foster care makes in the lives of these children.
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