The five day trip is a valuable opportunity for our social workers to talk to the children about their lives and monitor their living conditions. They also help the children to write their annual reports and distribute any gifts which have been sent over by their sponsors.
Our team were joined by one of our long standing partners, Leonard Bernhardt, and our volunteer from England, Thomas Williams. It was a particularly special experience for Leonard, who got to meet some of the children he has been sponsoring for the first time.
During the trip our team also met 22 new families looking to enrol on our Sponsorship Programme. We are happy to say that after learning about their circumstances, eighteen have qualified to receive support from CNCF, many of who have already been allocated a sponsor. We are looking forward to watching their lives improve as a result.
Here is Thomas' account of his unique experience on this summer's countryside trip...