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    Aanne shares the joy of a first time water park experience with the youth

    Day 64

    Splashing Around

    It’s our final day with Aanne in Ethiopia, and let’s just say we’re going big before we go home.

    Aanne wanted to do another fun activity with the youth she got new clothes for and had a delicious dinner with. It wasn’t hard for her to figure out what this final day should look like together.

    The community lives next to a nice water park that is too expensive for them to be able to visit. Aanne said that “they can see the park from afar, but its untouchable, unreachable for them.” Today, that would change, as the 70 kids all piled into buses that would end at the water park.

    This was such a different experience for so many of them! It was a totally new experience, and they were even excited to just touch and wear the bright orange lifejackets. The group covered the water park, going down slides, swimming through the pools, and feeling happy living in the moment. It was such a nice way for Aanne to finish her visit with the group, and she was pulled left and right by children who wanted to spend time with her during their outing.

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