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The Best Birthday Ever!

As promised, today we started distributing the contents of container number 2.  Specifically the packages that have been sent from Canadian families to families in Belarus.  Here is a picture of the gymnasium at School #1 first thing this morning.

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School Supplies and Farewell to Chausy!

Luckily for me the Vienna Airport has free high speed wireless internet.  This is allowing me to get one more blog out before getting home.

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, a donor from New Zealand had made a donation to help with school supplies in one of the orphanages.  Today I was finally able to deliver that donation.  Here is a shot of some of the children from the Chausy Orphanage with some of the supplies that we purchased.  There are notebooks, pens, pencils, glue, rulers, scissors and geometry sets.  These supplies will really help the children with their studies!

Once this project was complete, it was time for Murray and me to say good bye to the kids for another year.  This is Murray’s 14th visit to Chausy!  There were lots of hugs and pictures.  Here is Murray with Anna:

Some more of the children seeing us off.

This is a shot of me witha a boy named Slava.

It was a beautiful day out and there was lots of activity in the yard.  The change in these children since the Canadians started coming is amazing.  Children that used to hide when a stranger showed up now run out to greet us.  It is also obvious that the programs at this orphanage have built self esteem and pride.  You can walk around the grounds and find children having fun and being kids.

Here is some two handed volleyball.

And there always seems to be a football game (soccer) being played:

This next picture is of Kristina.  She visited Brockville for the first time last summer and I am sure she has grown 6 inches since then!

Kristina is a promising biathlete who is now training to try out for the junior olympic team.  These dreams would not be possible without the help of CAC and our community!

This was the last day of my visit, but I promise to post more pictures and info over the next few weeks.

Eric McKenzie