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A trip to Kilifi to see Abdallah – The Good Life Orphanage

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by Kanoti Abdullah

Ready for a visit to Kilifi

It was on Friday afternoon when the sun was mercilessly sending its rays to the world. Uncle Hemed told us to eat our lunch and change our clothes, so that we go to visit Abdallah with Papa Kevin. I quickly went to the bedroom and wore my Sunday best clothes. We were eight children; Rachel, Ali, Derrick, Grace, Eamon, Njeri , Frank and I, Kanoti.When the journey started I was very happy as a king. On the way we saw many things like trees, cars and etcetera. It was a long distance to reach Kilifi. It took us around 45 minutes. Papa Kevin was the driver and he told us not worry so everybody was happy.

A visit to see Abdullah

After getting out of the car we saw Abdallah and went to greet him. After the greetings we rested for some time and we began to ask Abdallah some questions about his new training work. He answered all the questions. After that he asked us how we have been doing at home and we told him that we had been doing well. Papa Kevin’s good friend Steve Clayton gave him a phone he no longer used as a present for Abdallah, he was as happy as a king, now he can contact the orphanage if he needs to. He said a big thank you to Papa Kevin.

Papa Kevin with Abdullah

He promised to come back and visit us at GLO and bring us some candies. Abdallah was my best friend at The GLO, he taught me good things in life such as working hard in school and I listened to what he advised me. He promised that when I pass my K.C.P.E exam, he will buy for me a gift that I have never seen in my life.

George standing up for Kevin

There after we went to visit the friend of Papa Kevin whose name is George, he is a little boy with epilepsy and lives in a little hut. Ali promised to work hard at school and build for them a better house in future. We had bought them maize flour, a bar of soap, cooking oil, beans, rice and sweets. We also saw other children from the village whom we shared candies then entered in the car and started our journey back home.

50kes each at Tuskys

On our way home we stopped at the supermarket and each of us was given Sh. 50 to spend on things we wanted to buy. We reached home in the evening; I greeted my family and told them what had happened.

Lucy meets George

After telling them the story I entered the bathroom and I took a warm shower which made me feel fresh as a daisy. I thanked Papa Kevin for an enjoyable trip in my life.

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