June 1 is Children's Day in Mozambique. It's a day to celebrate the children of our country. The responsibility of helping out at home with chores, cooking, and caring for younger siblings is forgotten for a day and the city is full of laughter as children attend parties at local schools and roam around the streets proudly knowing that it is their day.
This year at Masana, we took 40 street boys to the local water park. It was such a blast to watch the boys running up the stairs, sliding down the slides with screams of joy, splashing into the pool, jumping out and running right back up the stairs! For a few hours, these boys were able to forget that the reality of their lives on the street and simply enjoy being children.
Enjoy a few photos!
|The Maputo Water Park...not quite White Water but unlike anything the Masana boys had ever experienced!|
|Me and my Felix....love this boy so much :-)|
|Roberto was able to join us for a couple of hours when he got off work|
|And at the end of the day all of the boys were exhausted!|