A day spent with New Life Home Trust.
By David Seagon
One of the Charities we support is New Life Home Trust. New Life Home Trust rescues and cares for abandoned and vulnerable babies, with priority given to those who are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. They give a high level of care to these babies with the hope that they can reintegrate them into their families or find loving foster homes or adoption opportunities. We are proud to say that New Life Home Trust is one of our clients and we are pleased to be able to support them in any way we can.
Last Friday a few members of our team spent the day with these adorable babies and their amazing carers. Amon Langat has given us a short overview:
We started with a brief introduction from a member of staff on ‘New Life Home Trust’ and what their mission is and what their values are based on. After which the group was divided into two:
- Group 1 volunteered to do a bit of cleaning as you can see from the photos. We had senior members of the team scrubbing floors and washing nappies, everyone took their duties very seriously!
- Group 2 – the majority and me included – spent time with the kids in the playground, swinging on the swings, ball games, etc. We really enjoyed interacting with them and I believe the kids loved it too, judging by the look of their faces.
New Life Home Trust survives entirely on donations and JWS had also gathered together a huge pile of goodies, mainly food and nappies and we presented our donations which were accepted gratefully.
All this time the babies, aged I think between 6 weeks and 8 months were asleep – 12 noon is their lunch break and we volunteered to feed them with the guidance from the staff. We left with heavy hearts at around 1:30pm.
They have a great team – nurses, caregivers, housekeepers etc – they are remarkable how the dedicate their lives to this cause. The babies were happy and very lively, and we loved having some good time with them – who knows I might adopt one in future!