What a great day at the new Abugida Nursery School!

August 19, 2010 No Comments

We received this wonderful report from one of our “Cutie Pies” attending the Abugida Nursery School in Ethiopia, telling us about how well they all seem to be spending their days at the new school:

Abugida Nursery School Children - Ethiopia, East Africa

Dear Mediterranea,

So, the first few days at the nursery school were strange. We all cried a lot because we missed our mothers. We are so used to being close to them. You know how they carefully tie us to their backs and take us wherever they go. But, our moms couldn’t properly find work nor work efficiently that way. Luckily for them the new nursery school now takes us little kids – you call us your “cutie pies”! Not only is there the regular school for those up to 7 years old, but now this new nursery school can take some of us that are even younger!

It did take us a few days for the crying to stop but maybe it was because it took us that long before we realized that all our moms would come back and get us, day after day they did return to bring us home. We are still learning and sometimes it takes us a little longer to understand certain things!

But then, in those first few days, we started to realize just how magical our new world was, with toys and loving big people, delicious food, clean clothes, music, stories, swings, puppets and many new little friends to play with too – every day, something new to discover! And … there are the balls! Big ones, little ones, squishy ones, plastic ones, inflatable ones, all soft and easy for us to play with. Our teachers just say the word “balls” and we all know what that means now! I love playing with the balls. Some of us weren’t quite sure what to do with them but, now, all of us have learned how to throw them and catch them. Not an easy feat for some of us who are still so small and young… but we are learning!

The teachers said something about developing our large muscle motor skills but I don’t really understand that. I just know that I am no longer stuck on the back of my mom so I have my hands free to play with the balls for a good while each day. The other thing I know now is that every day, at my new nursery school, my other little friends and I are happy …. deliriously happy!

Thank you Mediterranea! This new nursery school is just the beginning of my appreciation for you and those who care about me. Thank you for giving me new insights to a good life and the opportunity to learn.

Tags: , Helping Ethiopia, Helping Kids

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