By Amadu Sandy, Supervisor of CARES Radio
This is Samuel Bangura, one of the winners of the quiz questions we ask on CARES Radio Programme . He is a third year Linguistic-Literature student at Njala University. Samuel said besides the prize he won on CARES radio show, he recommends the programme to everyone to listen to it. He describes it as the "best programme in town." He extends his thanks and appreciation to the Child Rescue Centre and Helping Children Worldwide for sponsoring it.
The residential children and all of the staff participated in harvesting the corn growing in the Child Rescue Centre garden. A great time was had by all as the children sang choruses as they harvested. Though this crop had been planted a little bit late according to the CRC Gardner, there was still some yield, which the kitchen staff prepared and served for dinner that evening. Is there anything better than eating the food you've grown yourself?
Recently the CRC chicken coop was expanded to give the hens a little more room to peck around. There are now 29 hens, and one has begun laying. The CRC staff anticipates that her sisters will soon follow her example and fresh eggs will be available for the CRC kitchen staff to use in their meal preparations.
The CRC kitchen staff works very hard every day to prepare nutritious meals for the children who live at the Child Rescue Centre, as well as for the destitute patients at Mercy Hospital. Abie Blango (in red), and Augusta Fofanah are pictured below.
Abu-Bakarr, who was burned over much of his body in a motorbike accident, continues to make steady progress under the compassionate care of Mercy Hospital. Lappia Amara, who runs the limb-fitting center located on Mercy's property, has been collaborating with US-based experts on Abu's physical therapy. During his early convalescence, Abu was in such extreme pain that he couldn't move, and his muscles became severely contracted. Lappia's therapy is helping to loosen them up again. Abu's therapy has been made possible by generous donors to Mercy Hospital.