Footprints Orphanage
  • George joined us on 4th June 2010.


  • From where George started his life ...............

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    George is the brother of Mary, Jane and Eliza.


    George was 4 months old when his parents died within 2 days of each other. His mother had been in hospital since George’s birth, so he hadn’t been fed properly and weighed only 4kg.


    He was close to death and wrapped in newspaper for warmth.

    After much care and good nutrition George began to thrive, turning in to a wonderfully bright and cheeky toddler.



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    The transformation in George was incredible and now he's a healthy, happy little boy getting up to mischief and speaking excellent English!


    George is incredibly bright and loves to perfom poems to any audience. He is confident and has a bright future.

  • George and his sisters visit their parents graves June 2018

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    There are so many smiley faces forever at Footprints, but some of the children  are beginning to ask what happened to their parents,  some asking to visit the ‘homes’ they lived in with their parents before tragedy struck their innocent lives.


    George, who was rescued  when he was just 3 months old,  after both his parents died within a few days of each other,  is now 8 years old  and although loved and cared for by ‘Ma’ and the entire family here at Footprints, he is now asking so many questions about what happened to his mum and dad.

     

    It is so sad and difficult  to explain, but we decided to take him along with his sisters Jane, Mary and Elizabeth to visit the graves of his parents, I explained we normally take flowers as a sign of respect and remembrance, so with Aunty Pauline's help he made flowers from our gardens and we took him to the graves and area where he was living. 


    His older sisters told him’ nice stories ‘of his parents , we hope eventually he will understand and accept this situation and find peace as he grows up. 

  • George recovers from septic tonsillitis - August 2018

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    In August George was admitted to hospital with septic tonsillitus, it was an anxious time but George is a fighter and has made a full recovery.


    We are so lucky to have medical insurance, as for the locals the medical care they receive is determined by 'money in their pockets!'


    Thank you to you all for your continued support.