Dana Gray

Dana Gray

I stayed with Elisha and his family last summer for one month and had so much fun and the food was delicious! My faves were greens (split peas with onion and awesome spices and served with chiapati –like pita bread) as well as veggies which was spinach again cooked with so much flavor and served with rice. I usually had eggs and toast and juice for breakfast.

They are very clean and my bedroom was big and they provide a mosquito net. The boys are adorable, fun and so eager to play/ learn from whatever you bring. I brought a simple battery operated keyboard, coloring books, watercolors, a ball, and bubbles.

When I was there Elisha was with a different school he had helped start. Being with the children there was life changing, inspirational and find. I gave as many hugs as possible! They loved the game “Trouble” but also things as simple as making paper airplanes.I had brought arts and crafts projects and I was floored by how creative a lot of the children were.

They desperately need books, sturdy toys and things for recess such as jump ropes, soccer balls, dolls, Legos, cars (again sturdy as they will be used outside in the dirt courtyard).

But really you don’t have to bring anything except yourself as you will feel like a rockstar! The children are just so eager to be with you and their genuine smiles will change your life I’m sure — they did mine!