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    Filling the space with fun

    Day 295

    The Final Touches

    After a few days constructing a kids space at the Nyabiheke health center, it’s time for the final touches. We spoke with a few mothers in the community to see what they would want in the space for their kids. Like all mothers, they want their kids to be safe and have opportunities to learn and grow.

    After hearing what they had to say, we knew just what to get. We added a soft, cushioned mat to protect kids from the hard floor. Reading and coloring books fill the shelves and a variety of toys let kids use their imaginations. The bright colors and soft animals create a simulating and comfortable environment. It’s more than a place to play and pass the time – it’s a safe space where kids can grow and parents can find some peace of mind.

    “I got somehow emotionally connected to this project,” says Jacques. “This makes me very happy to see such a space here in Nyabiheke.”

    What was once a bare plot of land is now transformed. All of these small, doable changes made a big impact and we couldn’t wait to show the community!

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