Christmas comes to the Rift Valley Children’s Village

The Christmas spirit is in the air at RVCV! Our children and volunteers have been busy decorating trees, making Christmas cards, and baking (and eating) LOTS of cookies.

Yesterday, the older children helped the Mamas prepare the Christmas feast. In the afternoon, volunteers and kids visited the surrounding villages and passed out goodie bags so that every child in our community could have a happy Christmas. This is just one of the ways we teach our kids that it is better to give than receive!

This morning started with a special Christmas church service in the recreation hall before the arrival of Santa, who handed out gifts. This afternoon, we will hold our Christmas Festival; we may not be Broadway material, but we make up for it with really loud music and lots of enthusiasm! And then all of the adults are probably going to need to lie down for a long winter’s nap.

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From all of us at TCF, thank you for making this special celebration filled with love, joy and happy memories for all of our children. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night!