A couple of weeks ago, we were invited to attend a very special celebration honoring the academic achievements of many of our beneficiaries. It was a Saturday morning, and, in addition to our beneficiaries, the Drop-in Center's compound was packed by the Onesimus staff, several teachers, and even some government officials. The half-way home kids put on a skit. We heard encouraging words from one of the local government officials and several of the Onesimus staff members. Soft drinks and special cultural bread were served, and gifts were given to the top academic achievers. Fifteen boys and girls ranked in the top 10 of their classes - not bad for a bunch of former street kids. Several of the students were first in their classes. Tamrat received special honors for actually being first from his entire section. Everyone had a good time at the celebration.
I hope that you enjoy the pictures below and will join us in celebrating the special achievements of this very special group of kids.