Sunday, January 30, 2011


We are very excited to have a new website for Havilah Village at Please stop by and check it out!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It is better to give . . .

We are still working on the concept of giving. In an effort to teach the children that it is better to give than to receive, we have been giving out items to those in need around us. A few weeks back we gave out clothing, then it was rice, then beans and the most recent item was sugar.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Clothing Giveaway

Kids are ready to go!
Neighborhood children taking their "new" clothes home.

Even the mamas enjoyed the new clothes!
This week the children distributed some used clothing to neighborhood children. We are trying to teach the concept of giving without expecting anything in return. What a great experience for them to be a part of. Not only were the children and their parents excited to receive the clothing, but our children really got into the spirit of giving and one little boy literally gave the shirt off his back. They had to much fun they decided to do it again a couple of days later.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Fun in the Sun!

All in the poolCool Benny
Yasini coming up for air
Little Mery
Ruth and DoriSimon taking the plunge
Collin and Isaya warming up

We took the kids to the pool today at Ngurdoto Lodge. What fun they had. We finally had a day that was nice and warm, but the water was still cold. Despite that fact, the kids had a great time. Then we came home and had ice cream floats. They all went to bed early tonight, tired out from a busy day.

Monday, August 30, 2010

New Faces



Our volunteers have arrived. After about a week of getting used to things they are now in full swing. Ruth and Jordan are attending Southern University. Ruth's home state is Arkansas. She is a sophmore and majors in Social Work. Jordan is from Florida and is taking Graphic Arts. We are happy they are here and the children have made them feel very welcome. At the present, Ruth is working with the children in House 1 and Jordan is working with House 2. We will be moving them around so they can get to know all the kids. Karibu to both of you!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Up, Up and Away!

This month has been filled with fun things and new experiences. Last Sunday, we took all the children on a field trip to Arusha airport. We have several boys that are facinated by airplanes. Erick desperately wants to be a pilot. Teacher Maureen had a great idea of taking the kids to the airport to see the airplanes. A doctor friend of Teacher Maureen's donated some money for the children to do something special. So we put the two ideas together and came up with chartering a small airplane for one hour. They put the children into groups of five and each group got about 15 minutes of flying time. The kids had a blast! We got different reactions from the children, some absolutely loved it, some were scared, some a little queezy, but overall it was a memorable experience for them and so fun to share with them.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer Fun and Sad Goodbyes

Teacher Maureen & House 2 Teacher Maureen & House 1
Watching videos on the computer. Filling water balloons!
The whole group at the picnic.

Teacher Maureen is a volunteer that has been here with us for 5+ weeks. All of the kids have learned to read while she has been here. What a blessing to have her here helping the kids. She just loves reading and promotes it heavily so the kids have enjoyed reading and being read to while she has been here.

Yesterday we had a picnic in her honor. We played games all afternoon like duck, duck, goose, water balloon toss, relay races, and even some African games. We had a picnic supper at the pavilion with roasted hot dogs, baked beans, potato chips, potato salad and ice cream. So much fun was had by all.

Today Teacher Maureen left to go back to the United States. There were many tears and sad goodbye hugs. We will miss you Teacher Maureen but will hope and pray that you come back next year! Thank you for your time and love.