Rachel and Jon left for Kenya in January, accompanied by Rosa Trelfa, CAFOD Lancaster Diocesan Manager, for the overseas part of their Step into the Gap Year. Over the course of the next four weeks, they will be visiting various CAFOD programmes and if you’d like to keep track of their progress, you can follow it all here.
CAFOD the Lamb
26th January 2011, Rachel blogging…..
I took a friend from Blackpool with me in my suitcase to Kenya. His name is CAFOD the lamb, and he comes from Year 5 at Our Lady of Assumption RC Primary School! He is a very good travelling companion 🙂 Here are CAFOD’s thoughts for the day…
Salama! (Peace be with you!)
My day’s gone so well! I went to visit the Kanyangi community in Mbakoni. The people welcomed us with a lovely African dance, which made me smile and dance too! (Rachel and Rosa couldn’t keep still either!)
I know some very kind people in England who have given World Gifts to people in poor countries, and today I met hundreds of them! Here is a photo of one of the goats I met:
I also talked to many of the women and men who own the goats.
One lady named Patricia told me that she is very happy to have her goats, because she can now afford to send her children to School, and they also provide milk for the whole family – mmm!
Patricia was just one of the many people who walked miles just to tell us that they are very thankful for this gift. I was glad to see that the goats were well taken care of, and that they were loved very much by the whole family.
A funny thing that happened was when Rachel was asked to herd 3 goats, but she didn’t do it very well at all and made everyone, especially the locals, giggle! (Don’t tell her I said that!)
I am having a really lovely time in Kenya. The people I’ve met have such big hearts, and always make me feel special. Thank you for reading my diary – I will write again soon!
Lots of love,
CAFOD the Lamb