2017 My First Draft of Happy Teeth Center Before: empty room After: Happy Teeth Center Plumbing installed and water running! Construction underway First day in the Happy Teeth Center! Center stocked with toothbrushes that will last months thanks to my dentists from Florida! Posters up to demonstrate proper teeth hygeine. Putting the first coat of paint in the Happy Teeth Center! Working on some handmade alphabet worksheets I made. The dishwashing situation before... New kitchen sink in the nursery school. Prior to this there was only a bucket on the floor for washing dishes for over 30 children. Original classroom in 2017. Outdoor hand-washing station installed Bathroom sink installed for handwashing in the main nursery school center building. New shoes for orphanage The children at Cradle of Love receiving their new shoes! Ibra and Gifti at Cradle of Love are super excited about their new shoes 🙂 Meeting with the neighborhood mothers to discuss healthy habits and how to enhance their children's futures. FIU student Roberto beautifying the walls of the center Wall I asked a volunteer from Florida International University in Miami to paint in one of the nap rooms. Turned out great! Angel proudly displaying her artwork after learning about sea animals. Plant worksheet made for the children Goodluck proudly displaying the children's artwork Repurporposed toilet paper rolls for a butterfly craft! New supplies for the center! Teacher stocked with new school supplies/lesson plans! Paper mache craft day! Paper mache craft day! Before: Children sleeping on cement floor New mattresses and bedding for the children for nap time. Pasta necklace craft. Before: empty chicken coop area New chicken coop to provide eggs for the children and a source of income for the nursery school Chickens bought and happy in their new home! New sanitary bottled water system where water is boiled in the mornings and each child has their own labeled bottle. Goodbye hugs, sad to leave. 2018 The completed playground! Another view of the completed playgound. Construction in the works! Had less than two weeks from start to finish to complete the job! Was done to the wire but we got it done! Joining in on the construction and learning along the way. The fantastic construction crew that got the job done in less than two weeks! Lunch time with the kiddos is one of my favorite parts of the day. Learning about rainbows and creating her own! Rainbow crafts! Ibra learning how to write his name for the first time- took some hours of practice but his face when he got it was priceless! Learning about dental hygeine! Nancy happy to try out the swings for the first time. Muhammad trying out the rock climbing wall. Brought this telescope all the way from America in my suitcase and it was worth it! Learning about reptiles! This was a plastic lizard from Dollar Tree in America that grows when you place it in water. The kids were beyond impressed! 2019 Exciting day! The schoolbus is complete! The new bus! Kids trying out the new seats for the first time Before: Not safe conditions for all the kids to get to and from school. Before: Not safe conditions for all the kids to get to and from school. Part of our fundraising campaign for the bus that raised over $2,000! Before: Quite a construction undertaking to refit this bus for the kiddos- but worth it! Seats in the middle of refurbishing. Seats Before Seats after Seats after Negotiations underway to get the best price for the bus. Learning about the seasons, thanks to LLU student Mwape for setting this up. Garden day! Learning to plant seeds. . Garden day! Learning to plant seeds. Garden day! Learning to plant seeds. Aurriel, a medical student from Loma Linda, came to volunteer her time! Red Light Green Light game with Mwape Hanging new posters in the classroom donated from an elementary school in Orlando. 2020-2021 New Wheelchairs all constructed and ready for their eight hour bus ride! Delivery day to Kwamkono Disabled Centre! Alex, one of our Mind Invest Program scholars is granted a cow to help feed his family and provide them with a source of income. A happy day! Here he is pictured with his mother. Wheelchairs all boxed up and ready to go.